Free health screenings and classes offered in Detroit for Public Health Week

Detroit Health Department Offers Free Health Screenings and Events for Residents: A Week of Wellness and Community Engagement

The Detroit Health Department is hosting a week of free health screenings for residents, teaming up with local police departments, community centers and members to offer a range of checks and classes. This year’s event includes blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, and kidney function checks, HIV and syphilis testing, fitness classes, CPR and Narcan training, mental health makeovers, lead screenings and a men’s panel discussion called Cuts and Conversations.

The screenings and events will take place at various locations throughout the week. On Wednesday, seniors can get their health checked at St. Pat’s Senior Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., while on Thursday health checks will be held at Patton Recreation Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by an iDecide Teen Open House at Detroit Health Department from 5-7:30 p.m. On Friday there will be a Justice Walk taking place at 2875 W. Grand Blvd from 11 a.m to 3 p.m., while on Saturday Cuts and Conversations will be held at Heilmann Recreation Center and Ford Resource from noon to 2 p.m., as well as Mental Health Makeover and Massages at the same location; Dads and Sons Basketball Challenge will also take place from 2:30-5 p.m..

For more information about the event or to schedule an appointment for any of the available screenings or classes please contact the Detroit Health Department at (313)876-4000 or visit their website for more details on how to register for each individual event .

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