Oregon Health & Science University's medical, nursing, dental, pharmacy and physician assistant students will provide free health screenings to local uninsured families and individuals, Sunday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at O'Bryant Square, S.W. 9th and S.W. Washington Avenues in downtown Portland.
Done under the guidance of OHSU faculty, the "Health Screening Fair" is part of "Cover the Uninsured Week."
Other services available will include:
• Blood pressure and body mass index checks
• Medication counseling (bring prescriptions)
• Vision tests/eye exams
• Foot exams
• Diabetes education and counseling
• Ear and hearing exams
• Hygiene kits
Other activities during Cover the Uninsured Week include:
Monday, April 12 at the OHSU Auditorium (Old Library building), Marquam Hill Campus
• Noon -- "EDUCAID: What if the U.S. Systems of Education and Health Care Were More Alike," Jennifer Devoe, M.D., D.Phil., national expert on health care reform and children's access to care, and a professor of family medicine in the OHSU School of Medicine.
• 1 p.m. -- "Project Access NOW: An Innovative and Sustainable Specialty Care Model," Linda Nilsen Solares, executive director, Project Access NOW (http://www.projectaccessnow.org/).
Tuesday, April 13 at the OHSU Auditorium (Old Library building), Marquam Hill Campus
• Noon -- "Access Assured: An Innovative and Sustainable Primary Care Model,"
John Saultz, M.D., chairman of family medicine, OHSU School of Medicine.
Wednesday, April 14 at the OHSU School of Nursing, Room 358/364, Marquam Hill Campus
• 11:30 a.m. -- Central City Concern (www.centralcityconcern.org) employees, some of whom are former clients now working for the organization, will discuss their experience with addiction, homelessness and struggling to get medical care.
Friday, April 17 at the OHSU Hospital Auditorium, eighth floor, Room 8B60
•1 p.m. -- "The Evolution of a Free Clinic and How it Fits Into the Greater Portland Safety Net," James Reuler, M.D., founder and director of the Wallace Medical Concern (www.wallacemedical.org), and a professor of medicine (general internal medicine and geriatrics) OHSU School of Medicine, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
• 2 p.m. — "Update on Health Reform in Salem From the Author of House Bills 2009 and 2116," Mitch Greenlick, Ph.D., Oregon State Representative and professor emeritus of public health and preventive medicine, OHSU School of Medicine
Saturday, April 17 — OHSU Auditorium (Old Library building), Marquam Hill Campus
• 9 a.m. — "Hills for Humanity Run." To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/hills4humanity