Providing Free Health Screenings…
The Northwest Lions Foundation partners with Lions clubs throughout Multiple District 19 of Lions Clubs International to help detect health problems. Checking for glaucoma, diabetes, high blood pressure, and sight and hearing loss is key to interventions in potentially life-threatening health problems.
The Foundation famously operated the “Lions Health Screening Unit”, a 62 foot trailer and tractor that became a popular sight throughout Washington State and Northern Idaho for many years. That unit, known as the “LHSU”, has now been retired and replaced by several medically–equipped, Mobile Health Screening Units (affectionately dubbed the “Mini” or the “Minis”) that are staged at various locations throughout Washington state and Northern Idaho for much easier access to clubs than the legacy, LHSU.
The Mobile Health Screening Units are available to Lions Clubs to give free health screenings at schools, fairs, and other public events. Checking for glaucoma, diabetes, high blood pressure, and sight and hearing loss is key to interventions in potentially life-threatening health problems. The “Minis” provide the same health screenings that the legacy LHSU provided at no cost to school children and adults to assist the early detection of health problems that could potentially result in the loss of vision or hearing if left untreated.
This year, the Lions Mobile Health Screening Units will provide free screening for an estimated 30,000 patients, the vast majority of whom will be children.
To book a Mini Health Screening Unit, or for questions, contact your district's Northwest Lions Foundation Trustee.