University of Maryland Shore Regional Health’s Mobile Wellness Team will offer free screenings this fall for high blood pressure and diabetes at Kent County Public Library locations.
Screenings will be offered once a month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, October 14 at the North County branch in Galena, 119 N. Main Street, Building E – Suite 3; Friday, November 11 at the Chestertown branch at 408 High Street and Friday, December 9at the Rock Hall branch at 5746 N. Main Street.
“The screenings are scheduled around the lunch hour for the convenience of individuals who are working and find they often have trouble making time to monitor their health,” said Emily Welsh, Nurse Coordinator of the Mobile Wellness Team. “Our goal is to bring health care services into community settings where people can access them more easily and get answers to their questions about how to manage any conditions they may have.”
The Mobile Wellness Team serves residents of Kent and northern Queen Anne’s counties. Combining expertise in nursing and social work, the team offers many services for individuals and families, including home safety inspections, health screenings, case management for those with chronic illnesses (COPD, heart disease, diabetes, etc.), wellness activities, arrangement of telehealth consults with physicians and other clinicians, social visits for the homebound and connections to community resources.
To schedule an appointment or learn more about the Mobile Wellness Team, call 410-778-3300, ext. 5646.
About University of Maryland Shore Regional Health
As part of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is the principal provider of comprehensive health care services for more than 170,000 residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. UM Shore Regional Health’s team of more than 2,200 employees, medical staff, board members and volunteers works with various community partners to fulfill the organization’s mission of Creating Healthier Communities Together.
About the University of Maryland Medical System
The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) is an academic private health system, focused on delivering compassionate, high quality care and putting discovery and innovation into practice at the bedside. Partnering with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and University of Maryland, Baltimore who educate the state’s future health care professionals, UMMS is an integrated network of care, delivering 25 percent of all hospital care in urban, suburban and rural communities across the state of Maryland. UMMS puts academic medicine within reach through primary and specialty care delivered at 11 hospitals, including the flagship University of Maryland Medical Center, the System’s anchor institution in downtown Baltimore, as well as through a network of University of Maryland Urgent Care centers and more than 150 other locations in 13 counties. For more information, visitwww.umms.org.