Health briefs: Free breast exams available for qualified women
Steamboat Springs — Women age 40 to 64 who have limited or no health insurance may qualify for free breast exams and cervical cancer screenings. In addition to meeting age and income requirements, women must live in Colorado, be legal residents (or legally present) in the U.S. and have not had a mammogram or Pap test in the past 12 months. Women’s Wellness Connection is a program at Northwest Colorado Health. For more information, visit northwestcoloradohealth.org/wwc or call 970-879-1632.
Drop in flu clinics in Hayden Nov. 2 and Nov. 3
Northwest Colorado Health is holding drop in flu clinics from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Hayden Valley Elementary School and from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 at Hayden High School.
Flu shots will be available for all ages. Bring Medicare, Medicaid, CHP+ (Child Health Plan Plus) or other insurance card. Low-cost options are available to individuals who do not have insurance. Cash and checks will be accepted. Flu shots also are available by appointment. Call 970-879-1632. A full schedule of flu clinics is available at northwestcoloradohealth.org/flu.
Bone marrow registry drive next week
A Be the Match National Bone Marrow Registry drive is scheduled for 12:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 at Yampa Valley Medical Center, 1024 Central Park Drive. Donors should be 18 to 44 years old and committed to helping save a life. Visit join.bethematch.org for more information.
Pain management workshops scheduled
A series of workshops on pain management through mindfulness will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays Oct. 26 through Nov. 16 at Minds in Motion, 1041 Lincoln Ave., No. 310. The workshops are facilitated by Angela Melzer, OT, LCSW, and Denise Martin, LPC and LAC, and will focus on how to have a different relationship with pain and ways to change the brain after the effects of pain have altered it. The workshop will cover neuroscience education, tools and techniques on how to deal with pain differently and an introduction to meditation practices that are modified to be more approachable to people struggling with pain.
Cost of the workshop is $100.
Register for the workshop series at mindsinmotionco.com/managing-pain-through-mindfulness/, or by emailing email@example.com or calling at 970-846-1598.
Say Boo to the Flu clinics will be held Oct. 25 and Oct. 26
Northwest Colorado Health will host Say Boo to the Flu clinics from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 at South Routt Elementary School and from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Northwest Colorado Health, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101.
Flu shots will be available for all ages. Children will receive a new book when they get their flu shot. Bring Medicaid, CHP+ or other insurance card. Low-cost options are available for individuals who don’t have insurance. Cash and checks will be accepted. A full schedule of flu clinics is available at northwestcoloradohealth.org/flu. Flu shots also are available by appointment. Call 970-879-1632.
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