Free Health Screening in Harrisburg on June 10

Dr. Shane Speights speaks about NYIT at AState. Photo courtesy AState

Hosted by New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University

JONESBORO, AR – NYITCOM at ASU – in collaboration with UAMS, St. Bernards Medical Center and Arkansas State University – will host a free health screening in Harrisburg on Monday, June 10. The event will be held from 4-7 p.m. at the Poinsett County Health Unit, located at 119 N. Main Street in Harrisburg.

There is no cost for the screenings and no appointments are necessary. All ages are invited to attend and no insurance is required.

Participants will receive free screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar and anxiety/depression and will receive educational material about each condition. The event will also promote community services to inform attendees of the resources that are available to them.

“We are committed to improving health outcomes in Northeast Arkansas and the Delta region, and education is a huge part of that,” said Dr. Brook Laurent, NYITCOM at A-State Vice Chair of Clinical Medicine. “The health screenings will provide attendees with a snapshot of their current health status and we can then refer them to the appropriate resources in their community to address any issues they might discover.”

For more information, please contact NYITCOM at A-State at 870-972-2656.

About NYITCOM at A-State:

NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine on the Jonesboro campus of Arkansas State University (NYITCOM at A-State) is dedicated to patient-centered, population-based osteopathic medical care. An important part of its network of experienced teaching, clinical and research faculty, facilities, and established medical legacy of patient-centered care, NYITCOM at A-State has connections to NYITCOM’s campus, faculty, and resources in Long Island, New York, as well as clerkship and residency training in hospitals and health facilities serving the region’s urban and rural communities. For more information, visit

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