Mobile Health Screening Units from Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers Offered at Four Metro Transit Locations
Metro Transit and Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers are partnering again this year to bring free mobile health screening services to transit riders, visitors and area residents. The People’s Health Centers Mobile Health Screening Van will provide free blood pressure screenings, basic health assessments and COVID-19 testing at four transit locations in the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County.
The mobile screening van will visit each of the four designated Metro Transit Centers on the Tuesdays listed below between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
- First Tuesday of the month: Grand MetroLink Station (3560 Scott Avenue)
- Second Tuesday: Riverview Transit Center (9000 Riverview Drive)
- Third Tuesday: Civic Center Transit Center (401 South 14th Street)
- Fourth Tuesday: North Hanley Transit Center (4300 Hanley Road)
“Metro Transit and Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers have a similar mission – to serve and support the people in our community,” said Vickie C. Wade, Executive Vice President of Clinical Services at Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers. “We regularly partner with Metro so we can better connect with transit riders, residents and anyone who does not have easy access to health care resources. We look forward to working with Metro again to provide health care screenings, information and assessments to those in need.”
The mobile health services 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.
Metro Transit operates the St. Louis region’s main public transportation system, which includes 24 battery electric buses and nearly 400 clean-burning diesel buses that serve 59 MetroBus routes in eastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois. 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 122 vans. Metro Transit is a Bi-State Development enterprise.