Idaho State University-Meridian sponsors free community health screening for uninsured adults on Oct. 3
Posted September 25, 2013
Idaho State University-Meridian is sponsoring a Free Community Health Screening for uninsured adults Thursday, Oct. 3.
The screening is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 707 W. Fort St., Boise.
Services will include:
● Basic physical exams, blood pressure checks and medication reviews
● Dental evaluations
● Free flu shots (while supplies last)
● Hearing, depression and alcohol screenings and questionnaires
● On-site testing for blood sugar levels, cholesterol, hepatitis C and HIV
● Mammogram referrals
● Hearing and eye screenings
● Nutrition assessment and recommendations
● Health education
The screenings began in March 2010 through a partnership with the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center, Ada County, Central District Health, and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. More than 600 adults have been screened with many referred to low-cost clinics and doctors for further treatment.
Screening services are provided by ISU-Meridian health professions students under the supervision of clinical faculty.
"Prevention is a crucial piece of health care, and our mission with these screening events is to identify individuals at risk of preventable diseases," said Dr. Glenda Carr, an ISU-Meridian assistant clinical pharmacy professor and co-director of the health screening program.
The full screening process takes about an hour. No appointment is necessary. Valley Ride bus stops are nearby. For more information, call 373-1700 or e-mail healthyU@isu.edu.
Media Contacts: Jessica Donald, Communications Specialist, Ada County, 287- 6998
Chris Gabettas, Public Information Specialist, ISU-Meridian, 334-3131.