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Updated Free (or low cost) Medical Screenings

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04/23/2012

Our own Dr. Lauren Streicher tells us where to get free or low cost medical screenings that can save your life. Here's a list of screening.

Mammograms:
Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, run by Illinois Department of Public Health cancerscreening.illinois.gov

A Silver Lining Foundation
A Silver Lining partners with hospitals and clinics to provide free mammograms. In addition to free mammograms, the foundation also provides cancer education and quality of life assistance.
312-345-1322
www.asilverliningfoundation.org/

PAP Tests
Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program run by Illinois Department of Public Health) cancerscreening.illinois.gov

Planned Parenthood Program: Illinois Healthy Women
Provides no cost pap tests, gynecologic exams, breast exams. (Must apply to be eligible.)

Colonoscopy:
The ColonoscopyAssist" program provides colonoscopy screenings and colorectal cancer support for the underinsured community. Total cost is $950 (Usually a colonoscopy costs between $1500 -$3000)

Home Tests to check for blood in the stool can be purchased at the pharmacy for about $10.

Head and Neck cancer
Illinois Chapter of the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance will offer head and neck cancer screenings at various locations in the Chicago area. O'Hare Clinic of the Advanced Occupational Medicine Specialists 4200 N. Mannheim Road in Schiller Park, IL, on April 27, 2012, from 9 AM  2 PM.

Skin Cancer Screening
May 11, 2012 1 - 5 p.m.
Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge
6800 N. Frontage Road 2nd. Floor
Burr Ridge, IL 60561

May 19 9 a.m. - noon
Loyola Center for Health at LaGrange Park
321 N. LaGrange Rd.
LaGrange Park, IL 60526
Schedule an appointment by calling 888-LUHS-888.

Asthma Screening
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology's (ACAAI) 16th Nationwide
Asthma Screening Program.
The free screenings are:
May 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rush University Medical Center, 1650 W. Harrison St., Atrium Lobby, Chicago
May 7, 10 a.m. to noon, Chicago Ridge Mall, Health Education Center, 831 Chicago Ridge Drive, Chicago Ridge
May 7, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., Pavilion A, New Lenox
May 7, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rush University Medical Center, 1650 W. Harrison St., Atrium Lobby, Chicago
May 8, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Good Samaritan Hospital, Health & Wellness Center, 3551 Highland Ave., Downers Grove
May 9, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Good Samaritan Hospital, Health & Wellness Center, 3551 Highland Ave., Downers Grove
May 20, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Vaughan Athletic Center, 2121 W. Indian Trail Road, Aurora
May 25, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rush University Medical Center, 1650 W. Harrison St., Atrium Lobby, Chicago
June 2, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Meridian Medical Associates Health Fair, Joliet Medical Building, 2100 Glenwood Ave., Parking Lot, Joliet

For a list of additional screening locations or to take an online Asthma and Allergy Symptom Test, visit www.acaai.org/nasp.

Allergies, Asthma and Sinus Disease
Tuesday, May 15
6 to 8 p.m.
Rush University Hospital
Room 976, Armour Academic Center,
600 S. Paulina St., Chicago

By phone:
Please call (888) 352-RUSH (7874) to register for this program or for more information.

Kidney Screening

Kidney Action Day
Saturday, May 12, 2012
11:00 a.m.  3:00 p.m.
Trinity United Church of Christ
400 W. 95th St. | Chicago, IL 60628(map)
Tests available: blood draw, blood pressure, urine test
Click here to learn more about this event

Free blood pressure and diabetes screenings

Other screenings will be offered at the times/locations:

Saturday, June 2nd (Nutrition & Wellness Fair to kick off the farmers market season)
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: 3601 West Chicago Avenue (West Humboldt Park Neighborhood Housing Services parking lot)
For more information: Northwestern Memorial Hospital Community Services: 312.926.2301

Saturday, June 9th (in collaboration with the Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon)
Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
Location: 824 North Hamlin (Kelly Hall YMCA)
For more information: Northwestern Memorial Hospital Community Services: 312.926.2301; Kelly Hall YMCA: 773.886.1220

Saturday, August 18th (Back to School Screening)
Time: 12:00-4:00pm
Location: 824 North Hamlin (Kelly Hall YMCA)
For more information: Northwestern Memorial Hospital Community Services: 312.926.2301; Kelly Hall YMCA: 773.886.1220

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