The AARP/Walgreens Wellness Tour is once again traveling the country, embarking on a ten-month nationwide tour to provide an expected $14 million worth of free health tests. Beginning in June, the bus will roll through Washington State with stops in and around Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia and Spokane.
During tour stops, a dedicated, trained staff administers six free health tests valued at over $100, including glucose, cholesterol, body mass index and waist circumference, blood pressure and bone density.
“We are pleased that important health tests are being provided at a time when many still cannot afford preventive health care,” said AARP State Director Doug Shadel. “These tests will go a long way toward increasing the chances for early detection of chronic disease and other potential health problems.”
Tests are available to adults age 18 and older, and take between 20 and 25 minutes depending on the wait. After the tests are performed, a pharmacist or trained staff member will instantly provide the results and review them with the consumer. Visitors will also have access to free educational information on a variety of health and wellness issues available in both English and Spanish.
Consumers are encouraged to report their test results to their doctor or health care provider so they may discuss any concerns with them.
Free, one-year AARP memberships will also be given to all adults who receive tests. Participants under the age of 50 can pass on the free membership to an eligible adult, and existing members will receive a one-year extension on their current membership status.
No appointment or health insurance is necessary. To find a stop near you, call Walgreens toll-free at 1-866-484-8687 or view the latest schedule.