I just found out that throughout the entire year of 2013, there will be free health screenings at Sam’s Club on the second Saturday of every month. This Saturday, April 13th, is the second Saturday in April.
To raise awareness about the connection between oral health and chronic disease, Sam’s Club will host free oral care tips and vital health screenings on Saturday, April 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The screenings are free and available to the public at all Sam’s Club locations with a pharmacy.
The free health screening event features tests valued at up to $100, including dental screenings and other tests, such as:
- Non-invasive oral health questionnaires
- Dental tablets
- Total cholesterol
- Blood pressure
- Body mass index (BMI)
Certified dental hygiene students provided by Colgate and certified technicians from Carmen Ingle & Associates will administer written questionnaires to screening participants about dental habits as well as offer counsel and oral health tips at the special Sam’s Club event. Free dental tablets contain a harmless colored dye that is attracted to plaque on teeth, revealing areas of the mouth that patients may miss while brushing and flossing.
In the next six months, here are the health screenings scheduled for future second Saturdays:
|Healthy Weight, Healthy Skin||Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, Dermascan (limited clubs, indicates skin damage from the sun), Cortisol, Weight, Height, Waist Circumference, and Vision|
|Men’s Health||Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, PSA for men (Prostate-Specific Antigen), TSH for women (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) and Vision|
|Healthy Aging||Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, Amsler Grid (Macular Degeneration), Total Cholesterol, Glucose and Vision|
|Children’s Health and Back to School||Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, Dental Tabs, Take home DNA swab kits, Child Safety ID Kits, and Vision|
|Diabetes Awareness||Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, Glucose, A1C (for known diabetics) and Vision|
|Women’s Health||Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, PSA for men, TSH for women, take home gel breast self exam kits and Vision|