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ISU-Meridian to contribute to March 7 Community Health Screening offering free health services and flu shots in Boise

February 26, 2013
ISU Marketing and Communications

The free community health screening for uninsured adults is Thursday, March 7, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the CATCH Office, 503 S. Americana Blvd., in downtown Boise.

Free flu shots will be provided while supplies last. Other services include:

      Basic physical exams, blood pressure checks  and medication reviews

      Dental evaluations

      Hearing, depression and alcohol screenings and questionnaires

      On-site testing for blood sugar levels, HIV status and hepatitis C 

      Mammogram referrals

      Nutrition assessment and recommendations

      Health education

 "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 March 7 screening will be the 19th conducted by ISU-Meridian, Ada County, Central District Health, and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare since March 2010. Approximately 600 adults have participated with many being referred to low-cost clinics and doctors for further treatment.  Services are provided by ISU-Meridian student clinicians and faculty.

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 email healthyU@isu.edu.


Media Contacts:  Jessica Donald, Communications Specialist, Ada County, 287-6998  

                            Chris Gabettas, Public Information Specialist, ISU-Meridian, 334-3131


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