BRENTWOOD, Tenn. The Little Clinic, which currently operates retail-based clinics in 11 states, provided more than $1 million worth of free health screenings in 2009 as part of its effort to provide preventative medical services for consumers during the economic downturn.
According to the Brentwood, Tenn.-based clinic operator, it provided more than 111,000 free health screenings valued at $1.3 million throughout 2009. Men, women, children and seniors took advantage of the program at The Little Clinic locations in select Kroger and Publix Super Markets.
"We understand the importance of health monitoring because serious problems often arise when issues such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol are not addressed immediately. Based on the volume of free screenings given, it is clear that our program offered a much needed health service to the communities where we operate and underscores the valuable role that retail clinics have in increasing access to care, particularly for preventative healthcare services," stated Lisa Loscalzo, president of The Little Clinic. "An added side benefit was serving many consumers who may not have had these health screenings performed due to the effects of the challenging economy."
Each month, The Little Clinic offered screenings such as blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, child growth percentiles and others. In addition, The Little Clinic provided information and related screenings on a monthly health focus, including skin cancer, diabetes, breast cancer awareness and cold/flu. Clinic providers administered the screenings, answered questions, provided consultation to the patient and also shared information related to specific health topics such as ways to lower body mass index, maintaining lung health and healthy snacks for adults and children.