Pharmacy School Partners with Walgreens for Wellness Tour

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) School of Pharmacy and Health Professions is joining Walgreens' wellness tour to provide free health services to the community.

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) School of Pharmacy and Health Professions is joining Walgreens’ wellness tour to provide free health services to the community.

On September 29, 2015, UMES pharmacy students and faculty will provide flu shots, health screenings, and health education from the Walgreens “Way to Wellness” van parked at the Princess Anne Village Shopping Center in Somerset County, Maryland.

Attendees will be offered 20-minute evaluations and tests for cholesterol, glucose levels, and blood pressure, as well as a 7-point comprehensive weight assessment that takes into consideration body mass index (BMI), skeletal muscle percentage, and visceral fat.

These free health tests are valued at more than $100, according to Walgreens.

“The health tour’s bundle of free health tests and risk assessments is designed to provide participants with personal health insights that may indicate symptoms and potential risks for cancer, heart disease, and diabetes,” a Walgreens press release stated.

Co-sponsors of the event are the National Urban League, AARP, and Somerset Wellness Center.

This is the ninth year that Walgreens and the National Urban League have partnered for the community outreach program. In the last 8 years, the nationwide tour has provided more than 570,000 health tests.

The wellness tour will continue through November 2015.