On Saturday, April 14th, and Sunday April 15th you can take advantage of free health screenings that include cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure.
In addition, St. Bernards Medical Group member physicians will offer vision, carotid artery, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) screenings.
Happening Saturday only are mammograms for the uninsured.
The St. Bernards Medical Group physicians are devoting an entire weekend to helping improve the health of our community. Don’t miss the opportunity to listen to their presentations, ask them questions and, most importantly, get screened!
Screenings will take place on Saturday, April 14th and Sunday, April 15th. Screenings will include:
- Full Blood Lipid Panel consisting of Height, Weight, Plood Pressure, Glucose, Anemia, and BMI testing as well as a Cholesterol Breakdown
- Glucose, Cholesterol
- Carotid Artery Screenings
- COPD Screenings
- Tetanus Shots
- Dental Screenings
- Vision Screenings
- A1C Screenings for Diabetics
- Thyroid Screenings
- Ankle Brachial Screenings
- Hearing Screenings
- Kidney Function Screenings
- Foot Screenings
- HPV Vaccinations
- Skin Cancer Screenings
For the seventh year in a row, women who qualify can have free mammograms performed on site – in the St. Bernards Mobile Women’s Health Unit.
Women who are interested in determining whether they qualify for the free mammograms should follow the pink ribbons to Hames Room C on the lower level of the Convocation Center. Funding for the program is being provided by grants from the Arkansas Affiliate Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
To qualify, a woman must meet the following criteria:
- Female 40 years of age or older
- No health insurance coverage
- No current breast problems (lumps, discharge, etc.)
- No personal history of breast cancer
- Must not have had a mammogram in the last 365 days.
Women who qualify will have clinical breast exams performed free of charge by physicians from OB-GYN Associates & First Care on site in a private exam area away from Expo booths and activities.
Should a physician find an abnormality during a breast exam, the woman will be scheduled for a diagnostic mammogram rather than a screening mammogram. Those are not performed on the St. Bernards mobile mammography unit, but are scheduled at the St. Bernards Imaging Center. Staff will be on hand to assist with any appointments that are necessary.
Mammograms will be performed using digital mammography equipment aboard the 36-foot RV-type St. Bernards Mobile Women’s Health Unit. The van will be in the parking lot on the east side of the Convocation Center between the red and green entrances.
In addition to offering the screening mammography, St. Bernards personnel will be on hand to direct people to an educational booth where breast health information will be available.