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Free Health Screenings Coming to Salvation Army Dec. 7 and 8

Nov. 28, 2007 — The Salvation Army will hold free health screenings from 1 to 5 p.m., Dec. 7 and 8, at its Market Square headquarters.
Cholesterol checks, blood pressure, breast exams and blood-sugar counts will be available, as well as care for minor wounds. Four registered nurses from the Schneider Regional Medical Center will be on hand, as well as help from the nursing program at the University of the Virgin Islands, according to Sergeant Major Archibald, a licensed practical nurse.
Salvation Army Major Federico Craig said the screenings are a "pilot project" for a medical clinic he plans to establish.
"We want to see what we can do now," he said Wednesday. "We are waiting to get a doctor on board so we can do referrals."
The organization is distributing fliers around town to reach residents who may not read newspapers, Archibald said.
Maria Ferreras, a member of the Salvation Army board, called it "an outreach effort."
"We want to provide a basic health screening for the elderly or homeless or anyone else," she said. "Minor wound care will be available. We are passing the word among our regular people who come for our daily lunch."
For more information, call Archibald at 774-6533 or Ferreras at 774-5203.
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Nov. 28, 2007 -- The Salvation Army will hold free health screenings from 1 to 5 p.m., Dec. 7 and 8, at its Market Square headquarters.
Cholesterol checks, blood pressure, breast exams and blood-sugar counts will be available, as well as care for minor wounds. Four registered nurses from the Schneider Regional Medical Center will be on hand, as well as help from the nursing program at the University of the Virgin Islands, according to Sergeant Major Archibald, a licensed practical nurse.
Salvation Army Major Federico Craig said the screenings are a "pilot project" for a medical clinic he plans to establish.
"We want to see what we can do now," he said Wednesday. "We are waiting to get a doctor on board so we can do referrals."
The organization is distributing fliers around town to reach residents who may not read newspapers, Archibald said.
Maria Ferreras, a member of the Salvation Army board, called it "an outreach effort."
"We want to provide a basic health screening for the elderly or homeless or anyone else," she said. "Minor wound care will be available. We are passing the word among our regular people who come for our daily lunch."
For more information, call Archibald at 774-6533 or Ferreras at 774-5203.
Back Talk Share your reaction to this news with other Source readers. Please include headline, your name and city and state/country or island where you reside.