Health Screenings Brooklyn

Announcing December Health Screening Events! Get Screened Today.

Health ScreeningThe Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS) invites you to attend our December health screening events. Appointments are preferred for all in-house screenings. Make sure you reserve your spot well in advance!

We will be offering memory screenings, vision screenings, HIV and Hep C screenings, and more!

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Long Island University Community Health Fair

When: Wednesday, 12/4/2013 from 10am to 4pm

Where: Long Island University, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11217

No appointment needed; walk-ins welcome.

AMPHS will be offering free memory screening services in collaboration with Long Island University and Affinity Health Plan. In addition, AMPHS has partnered with Turning Point Outreach Center for Hepatitis C (Hep C) and HIV testing services during the event.

A memory screening is an evaluation tool that checks your memory and cognitive skills. It does not diagnose dementia, but indicates whether additional follow-up with a primary care physician is required. During a memory screening, a clinician may ask you to answer a series of questions or perform a series of tasks to test your cognitive abilities, memory, and language skills.

United Sunset Senior Center Vision Screening and Workshop

When: Friday, 12/6/2013 from 10:30am to 1:30pm

Where: United Sunset Senior Center, 475 53rd Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220-2712

No appointment needed; walk-ins welcome.

AMPHS will be partnering with the United Sunset Senior Citizens Center to offer vision screenings and education to seniors at the center. Over a course of these three years, AMPHS has been delighted to be of service to over 700 community members by providing them with vision services; this includes professional eye examinations and free prescription glasses. Our clinical volunteers administer the Snellen eye check, and if they find that a community member is in need of prescription glasses, they are assisted and walked through the procedure of applying for professional eye exams through the VisionUSA service and prescription glasses through the New Eyes for the Needy program.

To educate community members about vision health, AMPHS has organized an educational workshop on vision health. The workshop will educate community members on different eye conditions that affect the elderly population and what can be done to mitigate the effects of eye degeneration, such as paying attention to lifestyle behaviors and nutritional intake.

4th Annual Holiday Extravaganza

When: Saturday, 12/7/2013 from 10:00am to 5:00pm

Where: New Lots Avenue between Cleavand & Hegeman

No appointment needed; walk-ins welcome.

On Saturday, December 7th, AMPHS will partner with Affinity Health Plan and Umoja Events to celebrate their 4th annual Holiday Extravaganza and Tree lighting event in East NY, Brooklyn. AMPHS will offer blood pressure, memory screenings, and heart and lung health screenings along with health counseling to improve their general health conditions.

Come with your little ones, as they are bound to enjoy the tree lighting ceremony and gift distribution!

December HIV/AIDS Awareness Screening Event

When: Saturday, 12/14/2013 from 11:00am to 5:00pm

Where: AMPHS Headquarters, 5306 Third Avenue, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220

Screenings can be scheduled by calling: (212) 256-9036

To recognize December as HIV/AIDS Awareness Month, AMPHS is offering educational resources related to HIV/AIDS and STDs.  In addition to providing HIV/AIDS screenings, AMPHS has also partnered with Project Renewal to provide mammograms and with the Latino AIDS society for Hepatitis C screenings. AMPHS clinical volunteers and social workers will also be offering the following services:

  • BMI screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Visual acuity testing
  • Memory screenings
  • Heart rate and respiration rate exam
  • SpO2 measurement (SpO2 is a measure of oxygen content in blood)
  • Oculomotor function
  • EKG testing
  • Healthy Lifestyle Counseling
  • Information about health insurance
  • Vision assistance program enrollment
  • Prescription assistance

For more information on memory screening, visit

http://www.nationalmemoryscreening.org/memory-screening-who-should-be-screened.php

For more information on Turning Point Outreach Center, visit

http://turningpointbrooklyn.org/about-us/programs-services/the-outreach-center/

For more information on vision screening, visit

http://www.new-eyes.org/

http://www.aoafoundation.org/vision-usa/

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It’s Heart Health Month! Tips to maintain a healthy heart

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhat can you do to get a better heart?

1) Get screened!  You never know what conditions you may have if don’t find out. Many cardiovascular conditions are asymptomatic (you can’t really tell you have them).  Some screenings to consider: Blood Pressure, BMI, Cholesterol, and if you know you have a heart condition, an EKG or Stress EKG screening. Call us at (212) 256-9036 to schedule a screening appointment.

2) Get Trained!  You don’t want to be stuck figuring out what to do when an emergency strikes. Learn how to appropriately respond to heart attacks and other medical emergencies. You can truly save the life of a loved one one day. At a minimum, consider CPR/AED and First Aid trainings. AMPHS offers trainings in English, Spanish, and Chinese. Register today!

3) Know the Signs!  Know what the signs are for heart attacks so when it happens to you, you can take action. This includes pain in the center of the chest spreading up to the jaw, shoulders, down the arms, and even down to your abdomen; shortness of breath; dizziness; profuse sweating; and a feeling of doom.  If you ever have any of these feelings, don’t ignore them!  Take them seriously and call 9-1-1.  If you have an aspirin handy, take one and chew it while waiting for EMS.  If you are on nitroglycerin, take it according to your doctor’s recommendations. This is really serious, and can mean the difference between life and death!

If you follow these three steps, you are on your way to better heart health.

AMPHS Receives Its First Corporate Donation

February 1, 2013

As many of you know, over the 2012 holiday season, we (AMPHS) had a humble fundraising goal of $2500 to ensure that we are able to do even greater things with our vision for increasing healthcare access and for continuing our programs and services to many people in need in our community. We are proud to announce that we received our first corporate donation from Chiu Consulting Group (CCG)!

CCG is a global strategic, marketing, and management consulting firm combining time-tested frameworks with implementing new customized systems and technology to drive sales, increase revenues and funding, carve niche markets, and expand customer base. CCG is focused on delivering innovative solutions built upon best practices in business to some of the most pressing concerns facing diverse organizations. CCG’s specialities include the Healthcare, Not-for-Profit, and Corporate sectors. Ingrained into the core of CCG’s foundation is a firm belief in philanthropy and as such, CCG frequently gives back to its communities through an active Social Responsibility Program.

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Website: http://www.chiugroup.com

General inquiry & client service: maito:service@chiugroup.com

NYC Office: 646-535-0602

We would like to thank CCG for their generosity and kindness in supporting us in our mission to meet our healthcare goals for the community, and improve lives in the process.

It is not too late to make a donation. Please consider donating to AMPHS to help continue meeting the healthcare needs of our community members. You can easily and safely make a donation on our website at: http://www.amphsonline.org/donate/ or click the “TAKE ACTION” button below!

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Get FREE Health Screenings in Sunset Park this Summer

May 22, 2012

The Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS) invites you to get free health screenings this summer at their free health fair called “Know Your Health Status” Awareness Day on Saturday, June 23, 2012 in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn.

AMPHS will be collaborating with several organizations including Project Renewal, a mammography screening service that serves women of all economic backgrounds with little or no access to breast health services and healthcare insurance.  Interfaith Medical Center and representatives from Pulse Fitness Club will be in attendance at the fair.

On Saturday, June 23rd from 9:30AM – 12:00PM, Project Renewal in partnership with AMPHS will be providing free, 30-minute, non-invasive mammogram screenings for women 40 years of age and older who have not had a mammogram in the past 2 years.  All screenings are scheduled by appointment by calling (800) 564-6868 and are strictly confidential.  AMPHS invites all interested women from the NYC metropolitan area and who fit this criteria to participate.

Trained AMPHS clinical volunteers will also conduct FREE:

  • Body Mass Index Assessment Screenings
  • Visual Acuity, Pupillary Reflex, and Oculomotor Function Testing
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Heart rate, respiration rate assessment
  • Oxygen saturation assessment
  • Memory and cognition screenings
  • Nutrition and lifestyle choices consultations
  • Resources and network referrals to free community clinics for follow-up.
Interfaith Medical Center will provide free HIV oral swab testing and Educational Alliance will provide free educational resources on alcohol and substance abuse.

The screenings will be held at: The First Brethren Church – 352 60th Street (near 4th Avenue), Brooklyn, NY 11220

Time: 9AM – 2PM

Trains:  to 59th street in Brooklyn

Admission is free.  All screenings are free and strictly confidential.

About AMPHS: The Academy of Medical and Public Health Services (AMPHS) is a humanitarian 501(c)3 non-profit organization operated exclusively by volunteers dedicated to providing healthcare services to underprivileged communities of Brooklyn and New York City.  From strengthening our foundation through the public trust, we work to integrate healthcare systems, education, awareness, and disease prevention such that all people can appreciate healthcare not as a privilege, but as a basic human right.

For more information about us, please visit us at: national.amphsonline.org