“The CDC program targets people who are underserved and those who don’t have access to care,” said Dr. Miller. “Our screenings provide a place for them to go.”
A list of upcoming screenings and organizations that make them possible follows.
Men's Health Summit. Community Health and Men's Promotion Summit (CHAMPS) offers freeing screenings for men 21 and older for prostate and colon cancer, diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, HIV/AIDs and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 7, Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd., Atlanta. www.champsga.org.
Community Health Screening Day. Prostate Cancer Center at St. Joseph's will offer screenings and risk assessments for a variety of diseases and conditions, including prostate, skin, colon, breast and lung cancers. 7-11 a.m. Sept. 7. $20. Appointment required. 678-843-5665. St. Joseph's Hospital, Clinical Specialty Center Building, 5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Atlanta.
St. Joseph's Atlanta. Free blood pressure screenings are held 8:30-11 a.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at Perimeter Mall, lower level by the escalators near the food court. For information, call 678-843-5112. St. Joseph's also offers low-cost screenings for a variety of diseases and conditions, including breast and skin cancers ($20 each, call 678-843-5175 for an appointment) and cholesterol and arterial/peripheral vascular disease ($30, $20, respectively, call 678-843-5112 for an appointment). www.stjosephsatlanta.org/health_resources/health_screenings.html
The American Kidney Fund. Free instant kidney function test offered 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 17 at Congressman David Scott's 8th annual 13th Congressional District Health Fair. Mundy's Mill High School, 9652 Fayetteville Road, Jonesboro. Free diabetes testing 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 24 at ADA Victory Over Diabetes, Georgia International Convention Center, 2000 Convention Center Course (South Lobby). www.kidneyfund.org/get-tested/find-a-screening/atlanta.html
Center for Disease Control. The CDC provides mammograms to women between the ages of 40 and 64. Pap smears are available to women between 21 and 64 years old. For information, call 404-657-7735. Colorectal cancer screening services are available to low-income men and women, aged 50–64 years, who are underinsured or uninsured. Diagnostic follow-up is also available for patients with abnormal screenings. for information call 404-657-3330. www.cdc.gov.