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Idaho State University-Meridian co-sponsors community health screening April 10

Posted March 20, 2014

The spring months and warmer temperatures are a 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, April 10, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Boys and Girls Club of Ada County, 610 E. 42nd Street, in Garden City.

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, and patients in immediate need are given appointments at low-cost Treasure Valley clinics for additional care.

You don’t have to make an appointment to attend the April 10 screening. 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.