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WPSD: Free kidney-screening event, wellness fair coming to Mt. Vernon, Illinois

From WPSD Local 6

MT. VERNON, IL — Community members aged 18 and up can soon take advantage of free kidney and health screenings in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

According to a release about the event, the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is teaming up with SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital to provide the kidney and health screenings, free of charge, out of their mobile clinic.

The screening event is happening at Veterans Memorial Park from noon to 4 p.m. on March 24. A wellness fair is being held in the same location that day, from noon to 6 p.m.

According to the release, the kidney and health screenings are being offered by the Illinois NKF KidneyMobile — which they say is the nation's only custom mobile unit that travels across the state for this purpose.

SSM Health is encouraging anyone interested in getting screened for kidney disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes to attend. They say in addition to the screening, a physician will be on-site to discuss results with attendees.

They say they'll have tables for various services at the wellness fair, including: primary care, behavioral health, nutrition, weight management, diabetes education, sleep, cancer care, surgical services, therapy, wound care, and more.