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Idaho State University-Meridian sponsors free community health screening for uninsured adults on Oct. 3

Posted September 25, 2013

Idaho State University-Meridian is sponsoring a Free Community Health Screening for uninsured adults Thursday, Oct. 3.

The screening is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 707 W. Fort St., Boise.

Services will include:

      Basic physical exams, blood pressure checks  and medication reviews

      Dental evaluations

      Free flu shots (while supplies last)

      Hearing, depression and alcohol screenings and questionnaires

      On-site testing for blood sugar levels, cholesterol, hepatitis C and HIV

      Mammogram referrals

      Hearing and eye screenings

      Nutrition assessment and recommendations

      Health education

The screenings began in March 2010 through a partnership with the Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center, Ada County, Central District Health, and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. More than 600 adults have been screened with many referred to low-cost clinics and doctors for further treatment.

Screening services are provided by ISU-Meridian health professions students under the supervision of clinical faculty.

"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 ISU-Meridian assistant clinical pharmacy professor and co-director of the health screening program.

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 e-mail healthyU@isu.edu.

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Media Contacts:  Jessica Donald, Communications Specialist, Ada County, 287- 6998  

Chris Gabettas, Public Information Specialist, ISU-Meridian, 334-3131.