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St. Joseph Health, Humboldt County to Increase Frequency of Free Health Screenings for the Community in 2019

For over two decades, St. Joseph Health, Humboldt County (SJH-HC) has offered free, community-based health screenings and education as part of their vision of health for a better world during a one-day health fair in February at the Bayshore Mall. In an effort to increase the frequency and number of health screening opportunities available throughout 2019, SJH-HC will redesign its health screening program to more efficiently bring clinicians to Humboldt’s most vulnerable residents. Screening events will take place several times a month, every month of the year, at Community Resource Centers and other locations throughout the community, instead of at a one-day Health Fair.

Instead of relying on just one location to deliver these services once a year, future clinical outreach opportunities will now be channeled through a variety of intimate community settings meant to better deliver services to the county’s most vulnerable where they live, work and play.

New in 2019, health screenings will take place monthly during food pantry hours at St. Joseph’s Community Resource Centers in Blue Lake, Eureka, Loleta and Rio Dell. In addition, physician-led community health forums will continue to focus on a variety of health topics. Each setting will offer blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, and distribution of low-cost blood draw coupons.

Many of the clients served through the Community Resource Centers do not have easy access to health care and health screenings and the new strategy will deliver important clinical screenings to locations where the most vulnerable are already receiving services, through our Community Resource Centers (CRCs)".

The evolution of this community outreach strategy directly aligns with the organizational mission of St. Joseph Health by allowing bed-side caregivers the opportunity to step out into the community and serve vulnerable populations.

Below is information on community clinical outreach opportunities taking place in February 2019:

February 12th 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Community Health Forum – “Love Your Heart”, a cardiac care presentation with providers from the St. Joseph Hospital Heart Institute.

Sequoia Conference Center, 4620 Meyer Ave, Eureka

Providers will be present to administer blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, along with distribution of low cost blood draw coupons after presentation.

February 19th 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Eureka Community Resource Center
35 W 3rd St, Eureka
(707) 442-5239
Health Screenings and Education

For additional information for health screenings and locations, please call Brian Olson at (707) 442-5239

February 21st 9:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m.

Blue Lake Community Resource Center
111 Greenwood Ave, Blue Lake
(707) 668-5239
Health Screening and Education during food pantry hours

February 21st 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The Journey Church
95 Belleview Ave, Rio Dell
(707) 764-5239
Health Screenings and Education during food pantry hours

February 21st 3:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m.

Loleta Community Church
218 Church Street, Loleta
(707) 733-5239
Health Screenings and Education during food pantry hours

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