FARMINGTON — The Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County has announced its September schedule for mobile health unit outreach.

Staff will offer services such as one-on-one health counseling and information; tobacco recovery counseling and information; blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose checks; breast health, cancer prevention, and nutrition information; physical activity games; and assistance with referrals to the Maine Breast and Cervical Health Program and other health assistance programs.

Additional services include colon cancer screening kits for those who qualify and body composition analysis. The test kits, a less invasive way to screen for colon cancer, can be completed in the privacy of one’s own home. Body composition analysis allows participants to track changes in muscle and fat tissue, when weight may not change.

The mobile health unit will be at the Farmington Wal-Mart from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 13 and Sept. 27.

Tranten’s Market in Kingfield will offer a $5 Tranten’s Market Gift Card for the first 50 individuals who receive a service on the mobile health unit on the following dates: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, and noon-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30.

In addition, the mobile health unit will offer screenings and feature local health care providers daily at the Farmington Fair. A schedule will be announced.

All services are provided free. Donations are accepted.

For more information, contact Janis Walker at 779-2750 or [email protected].

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