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Free Health Screenings to be Offered in Chickasaw Park Beginning Monday

Friday September 28, 2007

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (September 28, 2007) Beginning Monday, October 1, the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will resume offering free health screenings for residents of west and southwest Louisville Metro.  Screenings will be offered at Chickasaw Park located at 1200 Southwestern Parkway from October 1 to October 26. 

The hours for the screenings are:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 6 and Saturday October 20, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Neighborhoods included in these screenings are Chickasaw, Park DuValle, Hallmark, and Algonquin. Residents of these areas are encouraged to phone the Health Screening Hotline at 574-5643 to set up an appointment or for more information. A map of the service areas and more information is available at http://www.louisvilleky.gov/Health/Screenings.htm

The Department of Public Health and Wellness will also offer screenings from October 29 to November 9 at St. Stephen Church located at 1018 S. 15th Street.

Funds for the $1.2 million project came as a result of negotiations between the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) and the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection over alleged violations involving the Morris Foreman Wastewater Treatment plant.

During the first two weeks of the project, from September 10 to 22, screenings were given to more than 1,000 people.  Ninety eight percent reported being satisfied with services.  Results of the screening project will be issued in a written report to the community in early 2008. 

The mission of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness is to protect, preserve and promote the health, environment and well-being of the people of Louisville. To learn more about Public Health & Wellness’ programs and services go to www.louisvilleky.gov/health.