The American Diabetes Association estimates that more than 25 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes, and that almost two million new cases are diagnosed each year. To better serve the community, Bergen County hospitals and the County’s Department of Health are working together to offer community members free A1C screens for Diabetes at Health Fairs held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at four Bergen County Hospitals. Pre-registration is required and appointments are limited. Call to schedule your screening.
The Bergen County Collaborative’s mission to improving community health includes depression and substance abuse screenings which will be available at all four locations on April 5. As a member of the Bergen County Collaborative, Ramapo Ridge Psychiatric Hospital at Christian Health Care Center is committed to provide mental health services to those in need, and will follow up with those screened at the Valley Hospital location.
No pre-registration is required for depression and other screenings available that day, including substance abuse, blood pressure, BMI, waist and hip measurements. The screening locations are: Englewood Hospital & Medical Center, 350 Engle St.,
Englewood (866) 980-3462; Holy Name Medical Center, Marian Hall, 718 Teaneck Rd., Teaneck, 1 (877) Holy-Name. HackensackUMC Fitness Y Wellness, Powered by the Giants, 87 Route 17 North, Maywood, (551) 996-2038; and The Valley Hospital’s Luckow Pavillion, One Valley Health Plaza, Paramus, (201) 291-6467.
Those with the following risk factors should consider a screening for diabetes: Family history of diabetes, high blood pressure or cholesterol, increased thirst or frequent urination, fatigue or sleep problems, and blurred vision.
The health fairs are hosted by The Bergen County Collaborative, which is comprised of Bergen Regional Medical Center, Christian Health Care Center, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, HackensackUMC, Holy Name Medical Center, The Valley Hospital, and Community Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) of Bergen County.