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Health Care-a-Van provides free services

Advance Care Planning meetingHealth District programs are partnering with Homeward Alliance and Aspire 3D to bring free health services to those who are experiencing homelessness or are at-risk of becoming homeless through Health Care-a-Van events at First Presbyterian Church in Fort Collins.

An event was held in August and another one is set for Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 531 S. College Avenue. (Arrive by 1:30 p.m. or earlier at the church for a chance to visit with all providers.)

Attendees at the August event received services including dental screenings from the Health District Family Dental Clinic team, vision screenings, lung function testing, balance testing, vitals and glucose testing, medication reviews, Naloxone education, immunization record checks, Medicare/Medicaid counseling, and help or education on completing advance directives from the Health District’s Advance Care Planning program.

In addition to these services, Health District nurses will be providing free flu shots at the Oct. 28 event.

Organizers say the goal is to connect those who are unhoused or at-risk of homelessness to health care and community services to improve their health and help them gain greater stability in their lives.

For questions about the Oct. 28 event, please contact the Murphy Center at 970-494-9940.