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Published on September 01, 2016

Overlake Medical Center and Clinics Offer Free Health Screenings During Eastside Vitality

BELLEVUE, WASH. – (Sept. 1, 2016) – As kids go back to school and vacations come to a close, fall is the ideal time to focus on your family’s wellness and make healthy living a priority. Get free health screenings, cardiac and diabetes risk assessments and speak directly with health care providers during Overlake’s annual Eastside Vitality Health Screenings and Fair. Health screenings will include cholesterol, blood pressure and more. 

Eastside Vitality Health Screenings and Fair will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. at the following locations:

  • Saturday, September 10 at Overlake Medical Clinics Kirkland
  • Saturday, September 17 at Overlake Medical Clinics Issaquah
  • Saturday, September 24  at Overlake Medical Clinics Redmond
  • Saturday, October 22 at Overlake Medical Center Main Campus in Bellevue

“We believe it is important to offer complimentary screenings to help community members learn vital health information,” said J. Michael Marsh, Overlake’s president and CEO.  “We are committed to providing a system of care that enhances the health and wellbeing of our community, and Eastside Vitality is one of our most popular events that helps us fulfill this commitment.”

In addition, Eastside Vitality Screenings will serve as an opportunity for the community to become familiar with Overlake Medical Clinics’ primary care providers, cardiologists and other health care specialists. Walk-ins are welcome, but screenings are limited.  Pre-registration is recommended – visit overlakehospital.org/eastsidevitality for details and to pre-register.

The final Eastside Vitality Fair on October 22 at the main hospital campus in Bellevue will feature health screenings plus additional skin cancer spot checks, carotid screenings (based on referral only—check Overlake’s website for details), target heart rate and body mass index (BMI) assessments, voice and grip strength assessments and leg swelling screenings.

Health displays will also be featured at the October 22 Fair and include robotic surgery demonstrations, genetic counseling for cancer, nutrition tips for disease prevention and better brain function, as well as CPR and automatic external defibrillator (AED) demonstrations by the Bellevue Fire Department. Overlake providers, including pharmacists, cardiologists, neurologists, endocrinologists, orthopedic and other surgeons will also be on hand to provide their expertise.   

Screenings at the October 22 Fair will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. For full event details, visit overlakehospital.org/eastsidevitality.  

Reporters interested in interviews should contact Lee Keller or Sarah Nolan at the Keller Group at 425.898.2700 or lee@thekellergroup.com or sarah@thekellergroup.com.