Community Health Screening to offer free health services and flu shots for adults
The free 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. Some of the other services included are basic physical exams, dental evaluations, and mammogram referrals. Additional services include hearing, depression and alcohol screenings; on-site testing for blood sugar levels, HIV status and hepatitis C; as well as nutrition assessment and recommendations.
“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 Idaho State University-Meridian assistant clinical pharmacy professor and co-director of the health screening program.
The March 7th 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.