Free Maui Health Screenings Offered by Project Vision and WE
By Maui Now Staff
A three-week, 13-site series of mobile health screenings takes place this month on Maui.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Lions Clubs of Maui, Project Vision Hawaiʻi and WE-A Hui for Health collaborate to bring health screenings to Maui from March 27 through April 18, 2015.
All screenings are free and open to the public.
New sites for Project Vision’s 35-foot mobile clinic include Keʻanae village and Hāna School in East Maui.
Checkups for Chukkese have also been added via the Marshallese and Chuukese ministries at Kahului Union Church.
The events offer health-related informational materials, counseling and vision screenings to identify keiki eye disorders and early warning signs of cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, atrophy and diabetes for adults. Events also include free giveaways, such as reading glasses for adults, UV sunglasses for youngsters and ʻOhana Health Plan tote bags.
The Project Vision Hawaiʻi bus will be on-site for free health screenings, at the following times and locations:
- March 27, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. — Hale Kau Kau at St. Theresa Church, Kīhei.
- March 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Da Kidney Da Kine Day at Queen Kaʻahumanu Center.
- March 29, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Living Way Church at 399 N. Market St., Wailuku.
- March 29, 4 to 7 p.m. — Pacific Islanders, Marshallese and Chukkese services, Kahului Union Church.
- April 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Kūhiō Day Celebration, Paukūkalo Homestead Park.
- April 10, 9 to 11:30 a.m. — by Keʻanae ballpark.
- April 10, 1 to 3 p.m. (bus exhibit for students; no screenings) — Hāna High & Elementary School.
- April 11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Hāna Health Fair.
- April 12, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Kēōkea Homestead Open Market, 16.9 Mile Marker of Kula Highway.
- April 16, 9 a.m. to noon — Salvation Army Lahaina.
- April 16, 2 to 6 p.m. — Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Center and Hale Makana, 15 Ipu ʻAumakua Lane, Lahaina
- April 17, 2 to 6 p.m. — Ka Hale A Ke Ola Wailuku and Hale Makana, 670 Waiʻale Road.
- April 18, 4 to 8 p.m. — Maui Lions “Race for Vision” event at drag races, Maui Raceway Park; $10 admission to races.
Besides vision testing, events may include blood-pressure and glucose screening; information on emergency preparedness; assistance starting MedQUEST and other health-insurance applications, with kokua from the Hawai‘i Health Connector; counseling on smoking cessation and safe tattooing, and Community Alliance for Mental Health counseling for issues such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Lions Club hearing assessments will also take place at selected sites.
In addition to services, the clinics will also offer one-on-one education and materials from Helping Hands Outreach; National Kidney Foundation; Queen’s Medical Center Women’s Health Center; Hawaiʻi SHIP (Medicare assistance); Senior Medicare Patrol (Medicare anti-fraud); Maui County Office on the Aging; ʻOhana Health Plan; Hepatitis Support Network, and Legacy of Life Hawaiʻi (organ/tissue donations).