CVS offering free wellness screenings across U.S.

CVS Health is launching on September 6th its annual Project Health campaign at CVS Pharmacy locations in 11 communities nationwide. More than 500 Project Health events will be held during the next 4 months in multicultural communities with large numbers of uninsured or underinsured residents.

CVS Health is launching on September 6th its annual Project Health campaign at CVS Pharmacy locations in 11 communities nationwide. More than 500 Project Health events will be held during the next 4 months in multicultural communities with large numbers of uninsured or underinsured residents. "Project Health is part of CVS Health's commitment to improving access to quality care by identifying health concerns and risk factors for participants who may not have otherwise sought preventative care," said Troyen Brennan, chief medical officer, CVS Health. "Chronic conditions, which can often be life-threatening, can be treated very effectively when identified early at screenings such as Project Health, and can help to improve a patient's health and well-being." Under the initiative, Project Health will provide free comprehensive health assessment screenings, including blood pressure, body mass index, glucose, and total cholesterol screenings. Following the screenings, patients will have access to on-site consultations with bilingual nurse practitioners or physician assistants who will examine the results and refer those who needed additional care and follow up to no-cost or low-cost medical facilities in the area or to their primary physician.