Basic physical and dental exams offered at ISU/Ada County Health Screening April 13

March, 31, 2017

BOISE – Basic physical and dental exams and onsite testing for blood sugar levels and cholesterol are included in free services offered at a community health screening Thursday, April 13, 4-7 p.m., at Whittier Elementary School, 301 N. 29th St., in Boise.

The screening—the final of spring 2017— is for uninsured adults or adults who have limited access to preventive health care. The Idaho Foodbank will provide free boxes of food for participants.

ISU faculty and student clinicians administer the services which include:

  • Blood pressure checks, medication reviews and disease education
  • Oral/dental health evaluation and education
  • Depression and alcohol screenings and questionnaires
  • On-site testing for blood sugar levels, cholesterol, HIV and hepatitis C 
  • Hearing and eye screenings
  • Nutrition assessments
  • Health education
  • Traumatic brain injury screenings

The full screening process takes about 90 minutes and participants can check in any time between 4 and 7 p.m. Patients in immediate need are given appointments at low-cost Treasure Valley clinics for additional care. For more information, call 373-1700 or email healthyU@isu.edu.

The Community Health Screening Program, which has served more than 1,000 people since its inception in March 2010, will resume in the fall. 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.

 

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