Free health screenings begin Saturday in Glenwood |

Free health screenings begin Saturday in Glenwood

The Mountain Family Health Centers will be offering free health screenings around the area starting Saturday in Glenwood Springs and continuing through the end of the month at various locations around the region.

The screenings are open to the public, and include tests for risk factors that might indicate a potentially serious health issue. Participants are encouraged to fast prior to the screening but are not required to do so. The screenings include checks of cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, body mass index and assessment of the risk for heart disease.

Screenings through Monday will include one on Saturday at the Glenwood Springs Mall from 12:30-6 p.m.; on Sunday at the El Jebel City Market store, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; and on Monday at the Aspen Community Health Services office, 0405 Castle Creek Road, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Future screenings will be on Aug. 6 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center; Aug. 7 at the Mountain Family Health Center in Glenwood Springs; Aug. 10 at the Rifle Public Health Department; Aug. 13 at the Mountain Family Health Center; Aug. 14 at La Perla in Carbondale; and Aug. 28 at the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Glenwood Springs.

For further information call Sharla Gallegos at 618-3159.

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