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East Carolina University’s Mobile Health Screening Van is making a house call to the Country Doctor Museum. The museum will host the van on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 2:30 p.m. until 7 p.m., when health care providers will be on hand to give free health screenings for heart, kidney and diabetes risk factors. COVID-19 vaccines will also be available free of charge. The museum will offer free guided tours during the event. No appointment or advanced registration is required; just stop by the museum to be screened.

Made possible through CARES Act funding, the Mobile Health Screening Van is part of ECU’s effort to bring health care to people in rural communities who may have more difficulty accessing the care, resources and information they need to live a healthy life. Results from screening tests will be available within 15 minutes, and health care providers will be able to discuss the results and potential risk factors with each patient at the event. Screening tests include body mass to assess for obesity, A1c for diabetes, lipids for cardiovascular health and urine protein and creatine for kidney disease.

As part of their visit, guests may take a free guided tour of the Country Doctor Museum. The museum tells the stories of country doctors who provided care to rural families and communities during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Exhibits about nursing, pharmacy, home health and transportation are also included as part of the tour. This health screening event is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the history of rural health care while learning to improve your own health. The Country Doctor Museum is located at 7089 Peele Road, Bailey, NC, 27807. Please call the museum for more information at 252-235-4165.