CVS launches annual free health screening
Over the next four months, the Project Health wellness program will provide more than $10 million worth of free health services to multicultural communities with a large number of uninsured or underinsured Americans.
"Project Health is part of CVS Health's commitment to improve access to healthcare and ensure that cost isn't a barrier to important preventive services," Troyen A. Brennan, chief medical officer of CVS Health, said. "Our free health screenings can help identify health concerns or risk factors for participants who may not have access to care otherwise."
Amongst other services, Project Health offers blood pressure, Body Mass Index (BMI), glucose and total cholesterol screenings.
"Over the years, many of the patients we've seen at Project Health events have had abnormal glucose screening results," Brennan said. "In fact, 27 percent of the patients screened in 2014 had abnormal glucose levels that had not been previously diagnosed. That's three times higher than the national average."
Project Health events are open to everyone and do not require an appointment. Current locations include: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Dayton, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, New Jersey, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Antonio, Tampa and Washington, D.C.
CVS Health is reinventing pharmacy to have a more active, supportive role in healthcare.