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Published on February 11, 2013

National Kidney Foundation to Offer Free Kidney Health Screenings - Kidney Early Evaluation Program

The National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) will offer free screenings on April 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Community Room at Chester City Hall, 1 Fourth Street, Chester. 

KEEP is a free public health screening program designed to identify those at increased risk for kidney disease and to encourage them to seek further evaluation and follow-up. Individuals are invited to participate in the free screening if they have diabetes, high blood pressure, a family history of these conditions or kidney disease. 

At each kidney screening, qualified volunteers conduct a comprehensive questionnaire, weight and waist circumference measurement, blood pressure measurement, blood glucose check, urine dipsticks for microalbuminuria (protein), additional blood tests for eGFR, cholesterol and A1c for participants who have diabetes. 

Physicians, physician’s assistants and nurse practitioners are present at the screening to review participants’ results. Additional lab results are sent to participants 4 to 6 weeks after the screening. Participants can also choose to have their results sent directly to their doctor. Those with abnormal lab results are encouraged to follow-up with their primary care doctor or health clinic. Within three months of the screening, participants will receive a follow-up contact to determine if the participant visited a physician as recommended. More information is available at www.keeponline.org

The event is being coordinated in conjunction with the Chester Department of Health and the Crozer-Keystone Regional Kidney Transplant Center at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. 

To register, please contact Rachel N’Diaye, program manager, at 1-800-697-7007 or e-mail Rachel.ndiaye@kidney.org. Walk-ins are welcome, but prior registration is encouraged. You must be 18 years of age or over.

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