The Fresno State Community Health Mobile Unit  returns for the spring 2018 semester Thursday, Feb. 8, at D&H Distributing in Fresno (3701 S. Minnewawa), from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is just the first of nearly 20 stops the health mobile unit will make in Fresno County, now through April.

Residents can receive free health services like diabetes and blood pressure screenings, plus health assessments, education and referrals. Free flu shots, for ages 4 and up, are available and limited to the first 50 individuals.

Through the health mobile unit, students majoring in nursing, athletic training and dietetics are able to provide free, affordable health care services to underserved areas in Fresno County. This gives undergraduate and graduate level students an opportunity to gain experience working in rural communities, while practicing their clinical skills and working as an interdisciplinary health care team.

Last semester, the mobile unit made 30 stops in Fresno County and treated 1,089 patients.

Spring 2018 schedule (dates and times are subject to change):

Feb. 8 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.): D&H Distributing, 3701 S. Minnewawa, Fresno

Feb. 15 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.): Mary Ella Brown Community Center, 1350 E. Annadale, Fresno

Feb. 22 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.): St. Mary Catholic Church, 608 N. Church St., Visalia

Feb. 24 (7 a.m. – 2 p.m.): Fresno Fairgrounds Swap Meet, 1121 S. Chance Ave, Fresno

Feb. 27 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.): Butterfly Grove Apartments, 5231 N. Fresno St., Fresno

March 1 (8 a.m. – 12 p.m.): Dunkle Park, 1526 Q. Street, Firebaugh

March 8 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.): Poverello House, 412 F. St., Fresno

March 13 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.): Dawnings Pregnancy Resource Center, 682 1st Ave., Dinuba

March 15 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.): Falcon Court Turning Point of Central California, 4415 N. Clark St., #1, Fresno

March 17 (7 a.m. – 12 p.m.): Faith Community Church of the Nazarene, 430 Peach Ave, Clovis

March 20 (8 a.m. – 12 p.m.): Our Lady of the Sierra, 40180 Indian Spring Rd., Oakhurst

April 3 – Fowler (time and location TBD)

April 12 – Orange Cove (time and location TBD)

April 17 – Mendota (time and location TBD)

April 19 (Time TBD): Kettleman City Family Resource Center, 75 5th St., Kettleman City

April 24 (8 a.m. – 12 p.m.): St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 12588 Ave. 407, Cutler

April 26 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.): Madera Hope House, 117 N. R Street, Madera


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