For Patients & Families: Host a Free Screening Event

host a free kidney screening

bring the KidneyMobile to you

empower your community with education

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois works with community leaders all across the state to plan our free, KidneyMobile screenings. If you think your friends and neighbors would benefit from a day of healthcare and education, and you would like to host an event near you, we encourage you to submit a request below.

 

Please note: each KidneyMobile outing is a collaborative event, and hosts are expected to play an active role in numerous aspects of the event's planning, organization, and promotion. To learn what is expected of an event host, please read the list of requirements by clicking the button below.

Requests should be submitted three -  four months in advance of your desired screening date. Please allow up to two weeks for a response from NKFI staff. And please ensure all details entered are accurate and clear, as the information requested below will be printed on marketing materials.

 

screening stations

what to expect at a KidneyMobile screening event

Tests offered at KidneyMobile screening events vary, but typically, you can expect a combination of the following:

Blood Pressure

Untreated and/or undiagnosed high blood pressure can cause kidney disease. High blood pressure in most adults ages 18-60 is greater than 140/90, or greater than 150/90 if you are over age 60. Goals for blood pressure may differ depending on if you have conditions such as diabetes, kidney disease, or protein in your urine. Talk to your doctor to find out what the right goal is for you.

 

Body Mass Index (BMI)

Body Mass Index is the relation of height to weight.  Obesity can cause diabetes and cardiovascular complications.

 

Waist Circumference

This is a simple measurement of the waist. Carrying too much weight around your middle can increase your risk of developing diabetes and other diseases.

 

Blood Draw

A blood draw provides information on serum creatinine and eGFR, an estimation of kidney function.

Blood Glucose
Blood is drawn through a simple finger stick and is tested to assess how much glucose (sugar) is in your blood.  It is not a definite indicator for diabetes. Diabetics and others who are considered at greater risk may have an additional HbA1c test performed which provides a 3-month snapshot of blood sugar control

 

Private Consultation
We want to make sure you understand your screening results and important next steps to better your health. Each participant will have a private consultation at the end of the screening where you receive your individual test results.

Urinalysis
A urine sample determines if there is an infection or if there are microscopic amounts of protein present. This can be an early sign of kidney disease, sometimes referred to as "spilling protein."

 

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The information shared on this website has been reviewed by staff at the New York City headquarters of the National Kidney Foundation. Please note: material contained here are intended solely for reference. This material does not constitute medical advice; it is intended for informational purposes only. If you feel you need professional medical care, please consult a physician for specific treatment recommendations.

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