Take Advantage of Health Screenings in Your Neighborhood

Take Advantage of Health Screenings in Your NeighborhoodTake Advantage of Health Screenings in Your Neighborhood

 

 

 

 

 

From now until December 16, 2018, CVS Health is offering free biometric screenings for you and your family to help identify chronic conditions before they become life-threatening illnesses.

Biometric screenings offer an important snapshot into your overall wellbeing.

“We all carry a lot of numbers around with us.  We know our cell phone number, PIN numbers, and email passwords,” said Dr. Jennifer Jarbeau, the Board President of the American Heart Association of Southern New England, and a Cardiologist at Kent Hospital. “Isn’t it important to know the most important numbers of all – the ones which affect your health?” said Dr. Jarbeau.

The free biometric screenings will measure things like body mass index, blood pressure, glucose and total cholesterol. The screenings will also offer an individual health access plan, professional consultations, smoking cessation counseling and diabetes resources.

“Many people have unrecognized medical conditions which can significantly impact their health and well-being,” said Dr. Jarbeau. “Having your glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol numbers, and BMI measured is an important step in ensuring that your health is the best it can be. Tracking these numbers should start in childhood to ensure that children are following healthy practices too.”

The health screenings are in select CVS Pharmacy stores only. They run from 2 pm – 6 pm most Thursdays through Sundays. The next free health screening is taking place on Thursday, October 11th, in Providence at the CVS Pharmacy located at 400 Admiral St.

The other Rhode Island and Massachusetts based free health screenings by CVS Pharmacy can be found here:

10/11/18:                     400 Admiral St. Providence, RI 02908

10/12/18:                     131 Webster Ave., Providence, RI 02909

10/13/18:                     131 Webster Ave., Providence, RI 02909

10/14/18:                     935 Manton Ave., Providence, RI 02909

10/18/18:                     681 Reservoir Ave., Cranston, RI 02910

10/19/18:                     1993 Plainfield Pike, Johnston, RI 02919

10/20/18:                     1400 Hartford Ave., Johnston, RI 02919

10/21/18:                     1188 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, RI 02920

11/1/18:                       874 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118

11/2/18:                       778 Dudley St., Dorchester, MA 02125

11/3/18:                       468 Blue Hill Ave., Dorchester, MA 02121

11/4/18:                       468 Blue Hill Ave., Dorchester, MA 02121

11/8/18:                       2235 Dorchester Ave., Boston, MA 02124

11/9/18:                       942A Hyde Park Ave., Hyde Park, MA 02136

11/10/18:                     1575 Blue Hill Ave., Mattapan, MA 02126

11/11/18:                     1575 Blue Hill Ave., Mattapan, MA 02126

11/15/18:                     1010 Revere Beach Pkwy., Chelsea, MA 02150

11/16/18:                     324 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150

11/17/18:                     210 Border St., East Boston, MA 02128

11/18/18:                     210 Border St., East Boston, MA 02128

11/29/18:                     874 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118

11/30/18:                     778 Dudley St., Dorchester, MA 02125

12/1/18:                       468 Blue Hill Ave., Dorchester, MA 02121

12/2/18:                       468 Blue Hill Ave., Dorchester, MA 02121

12/6/18:                       2235 Dorchester Ave., Boston, MA 02124

12/7/18:                       942A Hyde Park Ave., Hyde Park, MA 02136

12/8/18:                       1575 Blue Hill Ave., Mattapan, MA 02126

12/9/18:                       1575 Blue Hill Ave., Mattapan, MA 02126

12/13/18:                     1010 Revere Beach Pkwy., Chelsea, MA 02150

12/14/18:                     210 Border St., East Boston, MA 02128

12/15/18:                    324 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150

12/16/18:                    324 Broadway Chelsea MA 02150

 

“Taking small steps like these to identify and maintain your optimal health is important to reduce disability and deaths caused by heart disease and strokes,” Dr. Jarbeau said.

 

For more information visit CVS.com/ProjectHealth or call 1-855-287-7867.

 

 

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