Community health screenings available Friday at Omni Medical Center

    The Horses and Hope Screening Van will be at Omni Medical Center, 2746 Virginia Ave., to provide free and low-cost health screenings on Nov. 18.

    The Kentucky Cancer Program at the University of Louisville has brought together several groups to provide free and low-cost medical screenings to the community Friday, Nov. 18, at the Omni Medical Center practice of Eugene Giles Sr., M.D., 2746 Virginia Ave.

    Kentucky African Americans Against Cancer, Horses and Hope, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, KentuckyOne Health and Partnership in Cancer Control have joined with the Kentucky Cancer Program to sponsor the screenings. The program is funded by the WellCare Community Foundation. The screenings will be provided by the Horses and Hope Cancer Screening Van.

    The following will be provided from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.:

    • Mammograms for breast cancer screening
      • For women age 40 and over
      • No cost to women without insurance
      • Advance appointments required by calling 502-776-1177
    • Colon cancer screenings
      • Take-home stool test (FIT Kits)
      • For all men and women age 50 and over
      • For African-American men and women age 45 and over
      • No appointment needed

    Blood pressure checks, health insurance information and free gifts

    For additional information, contact Janikaa Sherrod, Kentucky Cancer Program, 502-852-6318,

    Jill Scoggins is Director of Communications at UofL's Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. She has been at UofL since 2010.