Community Care Connect to Offer Preventive Screenings at Two New Bozeman Locations
The Community Care Connect (CCC) mobile outreach vehicle will be making
stops at two new locations in Bozeman this month to offer immunizations
and preventative health screenings, along with health and nutrition education,
for everyone, particularly the uninsured and under-insured.
The big green and white vehicle will be in the Wal-Mart parking lot on
Saturday, March 22, 9 am-1 pm, and at the Bozeman Public Library on Tuesday,
March 25, 11 am-3 pm. Any citizen is welcome to visit for a variety of
free health screenings.
“Regular preventative health screenings and immunizations are essential
to good health,” said Beverly Macmillan of Bozeman Deaconess Health
Services. “Sometimes we postpone these medical necessities because
we can’t afford them. However, none of us can afford to get sick.
That’s why CCC offers free health screenings and select immunizations
for those who need them.”
Area residents can receive vaccines against flu, tetanus, whooping cough
and pneumonia. The CCC staff also provides blood pressure readings, preventative
health screenings for breast and colon cancer, heart disease, stroke,
diabetes and obesity. Residents also can receive training in hands-only
CPR, and speak with a pharmacist about medication interactions (please
bring your medication list).
Bozeman Deaconess is committed to treat those in need with preventative
care before they become seriously ill. “Addressing health problems
early can prevent more serious illness,” said Bozeman Deaconess
Health Group President James Loeffelholz, MD. “Routine checkups,
health-risk assessments, immunization and screening tests can reduce the
risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and complications from preventable
infectious diseases like whooping cough or influenza.”
Partnering in Community Care Connect are Bozeman Deaconess Health Services,
Community Health Partners ((CHP), Gallatin City-County Health Department,
Gallatin Valley Food Bank and Human Resources Development Council (HRDC).
No appointment is necessary. For future dates and other locations, or
more information, call Community Care Connect at 414-2022 or visit the
website at www.bozemandeaconess.org/events.