No cost Minority Health Month screenings offered

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Nurses from Lorain County Public Health will answer questions and provide health services for anyone without access to regular health screenings as part of Minority Health Month.

Screenings will be held from 8:30-11 a.m. on Friday, April 12 at the Elyria YWCA, 318 West Ave.; and 8:30-11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23 at We Care We Share Ministries, 1888 East 31st St., Lorain.

Adults ages 18 and up can receive free blood pressure readings. Attendees can also get their blood drawn at no cost to learn their cholesterol, blood glucose, complete blood count, and other health indicators.

“Blood pressure readings and blood test results are important ways to check on your health,” said county health commissioner David Covell. “Both screenings can help you make a plan to prevent or manage chronic diseases.”

These Minority Health Month screenings are open to the public. No medical insurance or proof of residency needed.

Space is limited, Call 440-322-6367 to pre-register.

After the health fair, public health nurses will discuss your results with you.

The Minority Health Month screenings are funded by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health.

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