Long Beach residents can get checked for a host of medical concerns when the city health department holds preventive screenings on Tuesday.
The screenings, sponsored by the Long Beach Health Department, will cover such diseases as diabetes and AIDs and are free for local residents who lack insurance coverage. Those with coverage will have their insurance plans billed for the services.
Screenings for diabetes, cholesterol, body mass index, mental wellness, HIV/STD as well as immunizations will be available. If needed, the health department will refer residents to local medical providers for further followup.
The Public Health Access and Treatment Screenings (PHAT) will be held on Tuesday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 2525 Grand Ave.
"These screenings are important to build on our Health Department's Community Health Assessment, and assist our local medical providers and hospitals in linking people to care and treatment earlier rather than later through the emergency room and other more expensive and last resort sources of health care access," said Dr. Mitchell Kushner, city health officer, in a news release.
For more information about PHAT, call 562-570-4014 or visit the health department's website.