On Saturday, April 13th, and Sunday April 14th 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 and carotid artery screenings.
Happening Saturday only are mammograms for the uninsured as well as hearing and skin cancer screenings.
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!
- Full Blood Lipid Panel - Height, Weight, Blood Pressure, BMI, A1C, Cholesterol, Anemia and Prostate Level
- Carotid Artery Screenings
- Ankle Brachial Screenings
- Skin Cancer Screenings
- Breast Exams and Mammograms
- Hearing 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.