Free flu shots and traumatic brain injury screenings offered at ISU/Ada County Health Screening Sept. 18 in Boise
September 11, 2014
Flu shots and screenings for traumatic brain injury are among the free services offered at a community health screening Thursday, Sept. 18, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 707 W. Fort St., in Boise.
The screening is the first of six scheduled at various Treasure Valley locations through March for adults with no insurance or limited access to preventive health care.
Faculty and student clinicians from the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center will administer the services which 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
● Free flu shots while supplies last
● Traumatic brain injury screenings
The traumatic brain injury screenings are new this year, thanks to federal funding awarded to ISU’s Institute of Rural Health. IRH researcher Russell Spearman notes more than 32,000 Idahoans are living with a severe traumatic brain injury sustained in car crashes, military combat or playing sports.
The free Community Health Screening Program began in March 2010 through a partnership with ISU-Meridian, Ada County, Central District Health, and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
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 screening. Valley Ride bus stops are nearby. For more information, call 373-1700 or email healthyU@isu.edu.