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June is Men’s Health Month

Baltimore County health officials are encouraging men to take advantage of free screening clinics. These clinics serve uninsured and underinsured teenage and adult males.

The purpose of the Men’s Health Clinic is aligned with the Department of Health’s mission to prevent disease and promote health through education, advocacy, linkage to care and treatment. Males who attend the free clinics for a “tune up” will be provided with:

  • Education about health and appropriate screenings,
  • Advocacy and assistance with applying for Medical Assistance,
  • Links to community resources for those without insurance, while those with insurance will be referred to their primary care providers for follow up, and
  • Treatment of sexually transmitted infections.

The men’s health clinics will be available on the following dates from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the following locations. No appointment is necessary.

June 9
Woodlawn Health Center
1811 Woodlawn Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21207

May 19, June 16 
Essex Health Center
201 Back River Neck Road
Essex, Maryland 21221

Hannah More Academy Center
12035 Reisterstown Road
Reisterstown, Maryland 21136

May 26, June 23
Eastern Family Resource Center
9100 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21237

Liberty Family Resource Center
3525 Resource Drive
Randallstown, Maryland 21113

“As the health officer for Baltimore County and a physician for over 25 years, I am a firm believer that when we have healthy men, we have healthy families,” said Director of Health and Human Services, Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch. “With things like HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, heart disease, obesity and diabetes on the rise, one of the best ways to attack these problems is by addressing the health conditions that impact men, who tend not to seek routine or preventative health care.”

Available screenings at the free clinics will include:

  • Blood pressure
  • Flu shots
  • Glucose
  • HIV/STI testing
  • Substance use
  • Weight and height

For more information on our men’s health screening clinics, call 410-887-2705.
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Health officials encourage men to take control of their health

After running three pilot clinics in 2016, Baltimore County health officials are now offering free weekly screening clinics to uninsured and underinsured teenage and adult males. Each week the clinic will be held on Friday mornings at one or two of health centers operated by the Department of Health.

“During our pilot clinics we served over 40 men with a variety of urgent and minor health issues,” said Director of Health and Human Services, Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch. “It is my hope that this additional clinic specifically for men, will help us address the rising HIV and sexually transmitted infection rates among young men, while helping them make better health and lifestyle choices.”

The purpose of the Men’s Health Screening Clinic is aligned with the Department of Health’s mission to prevent disease and promote health through education, advocacy, linkage to care and treatment. Males who attend the free clinics for a “tune up” will be provided with:​

  • Education about health and appropriate screenings,
  • Advocacy and assistance with applying for Medical Assistance,
  • Links to community resources for those without insurance, while those with insurance will be referred to their primary care providers for follow up, and
  • Treatment of sexually transmitted infections.

The men’s health clinics will be available at the following locations:

 

February 17, from 8 a.m. to noon

Essex Health Center
201 Back River Neck Road | Essex, Maryland 21221

Hannah More Academy Center
12035 Reisterstown Road | Reisterstown, Maryland 21136

February 24, 8 a.m. to noon

Eastern Family Resource Center
9100 Franklin Square Drive | Baltimore, Maryland 21237

Liberty Family Resource Center
3525 Resources Drive | Randallstown, Maryland 21113

Available screenings at the free clinics will include:

  • Blood pressure
  • Glucose
  • HIV/STI testing
  • Substance use
  • Weight

Men will also receive information and resources on:

  • Applying for health insurance
  • Quit smoking classes
  • Cancer prevention

For more information on STI testing or our men’s screening clinics, call 410-887-2705.


 
 
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