Family Health Day brings free screenings to a location near you on Sunday

Posted at 9:36 AM, Oct 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-06 05:25:31-04

CINCINNATI -- Churches and civic organizations are offering free health screenings and flu shots during Sunday's Family Health Day at various locations across the Queen City. 

Adult screenings include HIV, glucose, blood pressure, vision, prostate, brain health, lung, asthma and senior care assessments. Mammography units are stationed at several locations.  

Follow-up appointments can be made on the same day if results are not normal. Information on heart and diabetes, nutrition, cancer, prenatal and maternal care and senior care will be available.

Children's screenings include brain health, dental, hearing, BMI, asthma, vision and speech/language. Fun and educational activities will also be available for kids. The events will also feature flu shots, giveaways and raffles.

"A special focus this year is our flu shot campaign where we'll be really working with children to get them vaccinated for the flu. I know that last year we learned that 1 in 3 children who came to health day, so that means 2 in 3 children did not. So we want to improve that number by 50 percent," said Monica Mitchell, senior director of community relations for Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

See the website here for more information. Check the map below for locations and times. For specifics about services offered at your nearest location, contact 513-352-3250.