Wayne County “Health on Wheels” is coming to Detroit and Southgate this month. The collaborative mobile health convoy provides free health and dental screenings as well as health education services to Wayne County families during 2013.
“This effort is geared to improving the overall health of Wayne County residents, and making the County a healthier place, “ said Wayne County Executive
The first stop for February is:
- 1 – 5 p.m., Feb. 24, Greater New Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, 586 Owen Street, Detroit, MI 48202
In addition to health screenings, the Wayne County Department of Public Health will also provide FREE flu shots for children, ages three and up, and adults at the following Southgate location while supplies last:
- Noon -4 p.m., Feb. 27, The Guidance Center, 13101 Allen Road, Southgate, MI 48195
Health screenings are for residents of all ages, and include testing for diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, body mass index, HIV and chronic diseases, among others. Some immunizations will be offered at certain locations. Referrals will be provided to individuals in need of follow-up services and testing.
The initiative features mobile health units from Wayne County, the City of Detroit, the Institute for Population Health, Garden City Hospital, Oakwood Healthcare System and other Wayne County health and community service providers. Partnering dental organizations include the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and Golden Dental.
The “Health on Wheels” convoy will travel “cross county” twice monthly to deliver free dental and health screenings, services and referrals to a Wayne County neighborhood near you. Future dates and locations will be announced. Services may vary from location to location. Services may vary from location to location.
For more information, call the Wayne County Department of Health and Human Services at 313.224.0810, or visit www.waynecounty.com.
Source: Wayne County Health and Human Services Department