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Community Care Connect to Offer Preventive Screenings at Two New Bozeman Locations

March 20, 2014

The Community Care Connect (CCC) mobile outreach vehicle will be making stops at two new locations in Bozeman this month to offer immunizations and preventative health screenings, along with health and nutrition education, for everyone, particularly the uninsured and under-insured.

The big green and white vehicle will be in the Wal-Mart parking lot on Saturday, March 22, 9 am-1 pm, and at the Bozeman Public Library on Tuesday, March 25, 11 am-3 pm. Any citizen is welcome to visit for a variety of free health screenings.

“Regular preventative health screenings and immunizations are essential to good health,” said Beverly Macmillan of Bozeman Deaconess Health Services. “Sometimes we postpone these medical necessities because we can’t afford them. However, none of us can afford to get sick. That’s why CCC offers free health screenings and select immunizations for those who need them.”

Area residents can receive vaccines against flu, tetanus, whooping cough and pneumonia. The CCC staff also provides blood pressure readings, preventative health screenings for breast and colon cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity. Residents also can receive training in hands-only CPR, and speak with a pharmacist about medication interactions (please bring your medication list).

Bozeman Deaconess is committed to treat those in need with preventative care before they become seriously ill. “Addressing health problems early can prevent more serious illness,” said Bozeman Deaconess Health Group President James Loeffelholz, MD. “Routine checkups, health-risk assessments, immunization and screening tests can reduce the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and complications from preventable infectious diseases like whooping cough or influenza.”

Partnering in Community Care Connect are Bozeman Deaconess Health Services, Community Health Partners ((CHP), Gallatin City-County Health Department, Gallatin Valley Food Bank and Human Resources Development Council (HRDC).

No appointment is necessary. For future dates and other locations, or more information, call Community Care Connect at 414-2022 or visit the website at www.bozemandeaconess.org/events.
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