Outreach

Health Screenings, A Good Way To Start The New Year

KIMBERLY EWERTZ

N1502P37007C-2With the holiday season behind us and our New Year’s resolutions declared, this might be the best time for a check-up. Many organizations throughout the South County area offer free or low-cost screenings for its residents, from blood pressure to blood tests. Consult the following list for location sites, dates and times, that screenings will be held near you.

GILROY

Valley Dental Screening
St. Joseph’s Center

7950 Church St., Gilroy
Every Wednesday from 9am-5pm. Contact Info: Valley Dental at 408.842.9999 • FREE

Valley Health Center Medical Screening
St. Mary’s Church

11 First St., Gilroy
Every Thursday 1-7pm. Contact: Valley Medical at 888.334.1000 • FREE

Gardner Medical Services Medical Screening
St. Mary’s Church

11 First St., Gilroy
Every Monday 1:30-5:00pm. Contact: Gardner Medical Services at 408.848.9400 • FREE

Blood Pressure Screening
CVS Pharmacy

825 First St., Gilroy
Automated Station by Pharmacy. Open 24-Hours a Day. Contact: 408.842.0373 • FREE

Blood Pressure Screening
Walgreens Pharmacy

770 First St., Gilroy
Monday-Friday, 8am-9pm, Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 10am-6pm. Contact:408.847.0983 • FREE

MORGAN HILL

Hearing Screening and Hearing Aid Cleaning
Morgan Hill Centennial Recreation Center/Senior Center

171 W. Edmundson Ave., Morgan Hill
Second Tuesday of each month from 9am-Noon. Advance appointment is required. Contact: 408.782.1284 • Ages 60+ FREE

Blood Glucose, Cholesterol & Blood Pressure Screening
Morgan Hill Centennial Recreation Center/Senior Center

171 W. Edmundson Ave., Morgan Hill
Third Thursday of each month from 10-11:30am. Please call the Senior Center to sign up. Contact: 408.782.1284 • Ages 50+ FREE

Fitness for Arthritis Classes
Morgan Hill Centennial Recreation Center/Senior Center

171 W. Edmundson Ave., Morgan Hill
Every Tuesday & Friday, 9am. Contact: 408.782.1284 • $2.00 per session

50+ Aerobics
Morgan Hill Centennial Recreation Center/Senior Center

171 W. Edmundson Ave., Morgan Hill
Every Tuesday & Thursday, 10:05am. Contact: 408.782.1284 • $3.00 per session

Blood Pressure Screening
CVS Pharmacy

16995 Walnut Grove Dr., Morgan Hill
24-Hours Per Day (Automated Station). Contact: 408.779.6981 • FREE

Blood Pressure Screening
Walgreens Pharmacy

745 E. Dunne Ave., Morgan Hill
Monday-Friday 8am-9pm, Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 10am-6pm. Contact: 408.782.9591 • FREE

SARATOGA

Hearing Screening
Saratoga Senior Center

19655 Allendale Ave., Saratoga
Friday, Jan. 4, 9-10:30am. Contact: 408.868.1257 • FREE

Blood Pressure Screening
Saratoga Senior Center

19655 Allendale Ave., Saratoga
Thursday, Jan. 21, 10:30-11am. Contact: 408.868.1257 • FREE

Better Choices, Better Health Workshop
Saratoga Senior Center

19655 Allendale Ave., Saratoga
Friday, Jan. 29, 9-11:30am for 6 Fridays. Contact: 408.868.1257 • FREE

CAMPBELL

Blood Pressure Screening
Campbell Community Center

1 W. Campbell Ave., Room M50, Campbell
Monthly, Second Friday, 11-11:30am. Contact: 408.866.2138 • FREE

LOS GATOS

Audible Hearing and Hearing Aid Screening
Los Gatos Recreation/55+ Program Office

123 E. Main St., Los Gatos
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1:30-3pm. Call to schedule an appointment. Contact: 408.354.1514 • FREE

Advance Health Care Directive Assistance
El Camino Hospital

815 Pollard Rd., Los Gatos
Monday-Friday. Call to schedule an appointment. Contact: 408.866.4044 • FREE

HOLLISTER

Blood Pressure Clinic
Youth of Yesteryear

300 West St., Hollister
Monthly, third Friday, Noon-3pm. Contact: 831.637.6700 • FREE

N1112P20007C-2Hepatitis B Screening
El Camino Hospital provides free on-site screening for hepatitis B to uninsured and underserved community members. Registration and qualification is required. You must be a resident of El Camino Hospital’s service area, which includes:

• Alviso
• Campbell
• Cupertino
• Los Altos
• Los Gatos
• Milpitas
• Mountain View
• Palo Alto
• San Jose
• Santa Clara
• Saratoga
• Sunnyvale

Call Chinese Health Initiative at 650.988.3234 for more information.

LIFE LINE

This service offers a core group of vascular tests checking for plaque build-up in the carotid arteries, peripheral arteries and abdominal aorta, along with testing for atrial fibrillation and the most common types of arrhythmia. To schedule an appointment for a Life Line screening, call 888.653.6450. Fees start at $149.00. Screenings are held at the locations below:

San Juan Bautista
Feb. 8, VFW Post 6359, 58 Monterey St.

Morgan Hill
March 4, Morgan Hill Community Center, 17000 Monterey St.

Gilroy
March 8, Gilroy Lodge on the Hill, 2765 Hecker Pass

Los Gatos
March 21, Los Gatos Lodge, 50 Saratoga Los Gatos Rd.