Uninsured and in need of health services? Attend a free community health screening, Thursday, Oct. 4, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 707 W. Fort Street, Boise. Faculty and student clinicians from the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center will conduct the screenings. Services include:
● Basic physical exams, blood pressure checks, foot exams and medication reviews ● Dental evaluations ● Hearing, depression and alcohol screenings and questionnaires ● On-site testing for blood sugar levels and HIV status ● Flu shots ● Mammogram referrals ● Nutrition assessment and recommendations ● Health education
Since March 2010, ISU-Meridian, Ada County, Central District Health, and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare have partnered to offer the screenings to uninsured Ada County adults. To date, more than 400 adults have participated in more than a dozen screenings.
Participants are referred to community clinics and health-care providers for additional treatment if necessary, said clinic co-director and ISU-Meridian pharmacy assistant professor Glenda Carr.
The full screening process takes about an hour. No appointment is necessary. Valley Ride bus stops are nearby. For more information, call 373-1700.