Free Health Screenings promote prevention and education with a side of groceries
Houston, TX – On Saturday, April 2nd, Spring Branch Community Health Center (SBCHC) will host a free health screening event from 8am to 12pm at 8575 Pitner Road. As an added bonus, free health food will be distributed from The Houston Food Bank to all participants that complete two of the three health screenings.
BMI, glucose and cholesterol screenings will be provided at no cost, and medical professionals will be on hand to discuss risk factors (i.e., age, family history) and lifestyle choices (i.e., diet, exercise, smoking). Participants can also immediately make an appointment to see a physician.
Health screenings and tests can help find problems before they start and help find problems early, when chances for treatment and cure are better. High blood pressure usually has no symptoms so it can’t be detected without being measured, and greatly increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. High blood glucose levels put you at greater risk of developing insulin resistance, prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.
“By getting the right health services, screenings, and treatments, you are taking steps that help your chances for living a longer, healthier life,” explains Luis Zelaya, Program Coordinator. “When you know your numbers you can make lifestyle and dietary adjustments to avoid conditions like heart disease or diabetes.”
The event is open to the public, and everyone is invited to attend to take charge of their health and take advantage of the free food giveaways. Spring Branch Community Health Center has three clinic locations open six days a week that offer discounted medical services and free education programs. For clinic hours, directions and parking information visit www.sbchc.net or call (713) 462-6565.