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August 27, 2021

Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers Mobile Health Screening Unit Returns to Metro Transit Locations on September 2

Metro Transit riders and nearby residents will have access to free monthly mobile health screening services and COVID-19 testing at four Metro Transit Center locations in St. Louis City and St. Louis County starting Thursday, September 2. The Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers Mobile Health Screening Van will provide free blood pressure screenings, COVID-19 tests, and other basic health assessments to transit riders and residents through Thursday, October 28.

The mobile screening van will visit each of the four designated Metro Transit Centers one Thursday a month between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. beginning September 2.

“Our partnership with Metro Transit allows us to offer convenient free COVID-19 testing and information and other basic health care screenings to its daily riders, many of whom may otherwise not have access to such services and fact-based health information,” said Dwayne A. Butler (President & CEO) Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers. “In the past, we have partnered with Metro Transit and are happy to offer basic health care access to transit riders successfully. We look forward to doing so again this year.”

Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers Mobile Health Screening Unit
Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sept. 2, 2021 – October 28, 2021

  • First Thursday of the month: Grand MetroLink Station (3560 Scott Avenue)
  • Second Thursday of the month: Riverview Transit Center (9000 Riverview Drive)
  • Third Thursday of the month: Civic Center Transit Center (401 South 14th Street)
  • Fourth Thursday of the month: North County Transit Center (3140 Pershall Road)

The mobile health services and COVID-19 tests are free, with no insurance, payment or copay required. Adults 18 years of age and older can stop by the van during operating hours with no appointment necessary. In addition to providing blood pressure screenings and other health needs assessments at no charge, adults will also be provided with assistance in applying for health insurance and options for follow-up care at area community health centers.

“This program with Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers makes it very convenient for our riders who don’t have time to go to the doctor or don’t have access to basic health care screenings,” said Taulby Roach, President and CEO of Bi-State Development, which operates the Metro Transit system. ”Bringing these services to them at the select transit centers could help save a life by identifying health issues like high blood pressure, that need immediate attention.”

About Metro Transit
Metro Transit operates the St. Louis region’s public transportation system in eastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois, which includes a fleet of nearly 400 clean-burning diesel buses and zero emission battery electric buses that serve 68 MetroBus routes. Metro also operates MetroLink light rail vehicles on 46 miles of track serving 38 stations in the two-state area, and operates Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 125 vans. Metro Transit is a Bi-State Development enterprise.​

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