Increasing Access to Health Screenings
Project Health is a key initiative of CVS Health’s continued commitment to improve access to health care and ensure that cost isn’t a barrier to important preventive services. Our free annual health screening events are held in select CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide, focused within communities with large multicultural and uninsured populations. They are open to everyone and do not require an appointment.
“Our free health screenings can help identify health concerns or risk factors for participants who may not have access to care otherwise. Chronic conditions, which can often be life-threatening, can be treated very effectively when identified early, helping to improve a patient’s health and well-being, as well as reducing costs for both the patient and the overall health care delivery system,” said Troyen A. Brennan, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, CVS Health.
Helping Customers on their Path to Better Health
Project Health offers an array of free comprehensive health assessment screenings, including Body Mass Index (BMI), blood pressure, glucose and total cholesterol
Once screened, patients have access to on-site consultations with bilingual nurse practitioners or physician assistants who will analyze results and refer patients who require additional medical care and follow up to no-cost or low-cost medical facilities nearby or to their primary care physician.
Expanding Preventive Care through Project Health
Since its founding in 2006, Project Health has delivered more than $127 million in free health care services to nearly 1.7 million Americans. These screenings are often how an estimated one-third of attendees first become aware of a health concern or condition.
A Life Saving Screening
Cornelius Raven attended a Project Health event where a screening showed he had very high blood pressure. He was immediately sent to the hospital where doctors found that he was having a stroke.