Free health screenings during September on the Big Island


WE, a hui for health, is sponsoring free health screenings on the Big Island during September. Screenings may include: retinal (eye/vision), blood pressure testing, Care Foundation memory testing and counseling, help in starting MedQUEST applications, general health education and insurance information, counseling on smoking cessation, safe tattooing, Medicare, Community Alliance for Mental Health counseling dealing with issues such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Look for the 36-foot bright orange van at the following times and locations:

— Sept. 6: Ocean View Community Center, 3-7 p.m.;

— Sept. 7: Pahala, Ka‘u Rural Health Community Association, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.;

— Sept. 8: Volcano Farmer’s Market, 6 to 10 a.m.;

— Sept. 13: Walmart Hilo, 4 to 7 p.m.;

— Sept. 14: Hilo Life Care Center, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.;

— Sept. 15: Maku‘u Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.;

— Sept. 19-20: Hilo County Fair, 4 to 8 p.m.;

— Sept. 21: Hilo County Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.;

— Sept. 22: Parker Ranch Shopping Center in Waimea, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.;

— Sept. 26: Honokaa Salvation Army, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.;

— Sept. 27: Kona Salvation Army Thrift Store in the Old Kailua Industrial Area, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.;

— Sept. 28: Lanihau Center in Kailua-Kona, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and

— Sept. 29: Waikoloa Village Association tennis courts, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For additional information, please call 808-282-2265 on Oahu or email tina@projectvisionhawaii.com. One-on-one education and/or materials are courtesy of Hepatitis Support Network, National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii, The Queen’s Medical Center Women’s Center (women’s health), and Senior Medicare Patrol (anti-fraud).

 

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