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No health insurance? ISU sponsors comprehensive health screening Nov. 16
November, 6, 2017
NAMPA—Basic physical and dental exams and testing for blood sugar levels and cholesterol are included in free services offered at a community health screening Thursday, Nov. 16, 4-7 p.m., at the Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho, 315 Stampede Drive, in Nampa.
The comprehensive screening, which takes approximately 90 minutes, is the third of six scheduled at various Treasure Valley locations through April for adults with no insurance or limited access to preventive health care.
Patients in immediate need are given appointments at low-cost or free Treasure Valley clinics for additional care, according to Dr. Glenda Carr, screening organizer and Idaho State University-Meridian clinical assistant pharmacy professor.
The Idaho Foodbank will provide free boxes of food for participants.
ISU Faculty and student clinicians administer comprehensive services which include:
- Free flu shots while supplies last, blood pressure checks and medication reviews
- Oral/dental health evaluation and education
- On-site testing for blood sugar levels, cholesterol, HIV and hepatitis C
- Hearing and eye screenings
- Nutrition assessments and recommendations
- Health education
- Traumatic brain injury screenings
The Community Health Screening Program began in March 2010 and has screened more than 1,100 adults. Partners are ISU-Meridian, Ada County, Central District Health, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, the Idaho Foodbank and Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho.
For more information, call 373-1700 or email healthyU@isu.edu.