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Idaho State University-Meridian to hold community health screening March 6

Posted February 26, 2014

Warmer weather is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to get a handle on your health. If you are an adult without health insurance or limited access to medical care, attend a free Community Health Screening event Thursday, March 6, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 950 W. State St., in Boise.

Faculty and student clinicians from the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center will administer the services, including flu shots and other basic screening services.

Services include:

● Blood pressure checks, medication reviews and disease education
● Dental evaluations
● Depression and alcohol screenings and questionnaires
● On-site testing for blood sugar levels, cholesterol, HIV and hepatitis C
● Hearing and eye screenings
● Nutrition assessment and recommendations
● Health education

The full screening process takes about 90 minutes, once the screening process has begun. No appointment is necessary. Valley Ride bus stops are nearby. For more information, call 373-1700 or email

The Community Health Screening Program has served more than 700 adults since it began in March 2010. It’s sponsored by Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center, Ada County, Central District Health, and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.