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Project Health: A Life-Saving Screening for One Patient

When Cornelius Raven visited his nearby CVS Pharmacy for a free health screening, he knew he didn’t feel well, but didn't know why. A screening showed that Cornelius had dangerously high blood pressure and he was immediately sent to the hospital, where doctors found that he was having a stroke.

Project Health events are open to everyone and do not require an appointment. 

Project Health offers a variety of free comprehensive health assessment screenings, including blood pressure, Body Mass Index (BMI), glucose and total cholesterol screenings, which can help detect risk for chronic conditions like diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. The CDC estimates than about half of all adults has at least one chronic disease, and one in four adults have two or more chronic conditions.1

Once screened, patients have access to on-site consultations with bilingual nurse practitioners or physician assistants who will analyze results and refer patients who require additional medical care and follow up to no-cost or low-cost medical facilities nearby or to their primary care physician.

To learn more about Project Health or find an event, please visit:


1  Centers for Disease Control. Chronic Disease Overview. Retrieved from

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