ISU Meridian Health Science Center

Spring into better health at April 10 Community Health Screening

March 17, 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., 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, once the screening process has begun. No appointment is necessary. Valley Ride bus stops are nearby. For more information, call 373-1700 or email healthyU@isu.edu.

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.

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Media Contacts:  Jessica Donald, Communications Specialist, Ada County, 287- 6998  
                            Chris Gabettas, Public Information Specialist, ISU-Meridian, 334-3131

 

 

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