A local CVS Health is hosting a series of free biometric health screenings starting today and going through December.
A CVS on the border of Logan Square and Hermosa (3940 W. Fullerton Ave.) is offering free screenings Oct. 17, Oct. 19, Dec. 19 and Dec. 21. to detect early risks for chronic conditions.
The screenings are part of CVS’s Project Health, a campaign that connects multicultural communities with large numbers of uninsured or underinsured residents to no-cost comprehensive tests.
The screenings are part of an expansion effort by the project to better serve low-income communities. So far this year, CVS has included the kick-off of Project Health events statewide in California. Events are taking place throughout 2019 in Los Angeles and during some months in San Francisco, Sacramento and San Diego. The company also expanded Project Health screenings across the greater Houston, Texas, area during the month of April.
The expansion is also working to screen more for the social determinants of health, including family, education, housing and access to fresh food. Project Health participants who receive abnormal screenings are referred to treatment and advised on follow-up care. CVS will provide a directory of low- and no-cost primary care options for uninsured and underinsured patients, the program said.
A spokesperson for the company said its goal is to reach 180 million people in 16 U.S. markets and Puerto Rico, for a projected consumer value of $8.5 million.
Since its founding in 2006, Project Health has delivered more than $127 million in free health care services to nearly 1.7 million Americans, according to the project’s website. These screenings are often how an estimated one-third of attendees first become aware of a health concern or condition.
You can find nearby free screenings events here.