SSU's low-cost health exams begin

March 16, 2009 10:15:23 AM PDT
Sonoma State University's annual low-cost physical health exams and appraisals for well adults and children begin Wednesday.

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Appointments are for Sonoma County residents only and are available through May 20.

SSU's nursing faculty supervises the exams that are performed by family nurse practitioner students who are registered nurses enrolled in the Master's nursing program.

Services include a complete medical and health history and identification of health risk factors. The physical exams and screenings test blood pressure, vision, hearing, urine and cholesterol and include hematocrit for anemia and Pap smears for cervical cancer.

The services can be used for annual exams, sports physicals, pre-employment physicals, camp physicals and Class II DMV licensing physicals.

A physical exam costs $30, a Pap test is $45 and cholesterol checks are $25. Hearing tests are free and a DMV physical exam is $60.

Copies of records are given on request and can be mailed to private physicians and agencies.

To make an appointment call (707) 664-2466 Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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