Screenings for HIV, hepatitis C, alcohol use and depression are among free services offered at a comprehensive communityhealth screening Thursday, April 19, 4-7 p.m., at Whittier Elementary School, 301 N. 29th St.
“April is the perfect time to take inventory of your health and wellness needs before the busy months of summer,” said Glenda Carr,screening organizer and Idaho State University-Meridian clinical assistant pharmacy professor. She notes that many national organizations use April as the month to raise awareness about the dangers of alcohol overuse, brain injury and sexually transmitted diseases.
The screening is sponsored by ISU-Meridian in partnership with Ada County, Central District Health, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, the Idaho Foodbank and Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho.
Basic physical and dental exams, screenings for traumatic brain injury and flu shots while supplies last included in the full screeningwhich takes about 90 minutes. Participants in immediate need are given appointments at low-cost or free Treasure Valley clinics for additional care. The Idaho Foodbank will provide free boxes of food for participants.
Here’s a full listing of services which will be administered by ISU Faculty and student clinicians.
- Blood pressure checks and medication reviews
- Oral/dentalhealth evaluation and education
- On-site testing for blood sugar levels, cholesterol, HIV and hepatitis C
- Hearing and eye screenings
- Nutrition assessments and recommendations
- Traumatic brain injury screenings
- Depression screenings
The Community Health Screening Program began in March 2010 to provide early intervention and preventive care for underserved and uninsured adults. For more information, call 373-1700 or email healthyU@isu.edu.