Delta Care-a-Van to Host Free Health Screening Monday in Marked Tree

JONESBORO, AR – The Delta Care-a-Van, the mobile health unit of New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University, will be in Marked Tree on Monday, Feb. 10 to provide free health screenings for Poinsett County residents.

The screening will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Marked Tree Library, located at 102 Locust Street. There is no cost for the screenings and no appointments are necessary. All ages are invited to attend and no insurance is required. NYITCOM is hosting the event in collaboration with UAMS, St. Bernards Medical Center and Arkansas State University.

Participants will receive free screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar and life satisfaction 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.

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

About NYITCOM at Arkansas State:

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University is dedicated to improving access to health care for the underserved and rural populations in Arkansas and the Mississippi Delta Region. Arkansas ranks 48th in overall population health status due to low health indicators including obesity and number of adults who smoke. The state also ranks 46th in the number of active physicians per capita and 39th in the number of primary care physicians. NYITCOM – Arkansas was established in 2016 with the mission of meeting the need for more physicians in this medically underserved area.

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