Metro Transit partners with popular health centers | Local News

Metro Transit and Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers are partnering again this year to offer free mobile health screening services to transit riders, visitors and area residents.

The mobile health van will provide free blood pressure screenings, basic health assessments and COVID-19 testing at four respective transit locations in St. Louis and St. Louis County. Health Vans also served the community last fall.

“Our partnership with Metro Transit allows us to offer free and convenient COVID-19 testing and information and other basic health care screenings to its everyday riders, many of whom would otherwise not have access to these services and to factual health information,” Dwayne said. A. Butler, President and CEO of Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers.

Health insurance is not required and appointments are not necessary. Visitors 18 and older can also receive help applying for health insurance and aftercare options at area community health centers.

“Metro Transit and Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers have a similar mission to serve and support people in our community,” said Vickie C. Wade, People’s Health Centers Executive Vice President of Clinical Services.

The partnership between Metro Transit and the health center aims to help transit riders and residents easily access health care resources.

Every Tuesday of the month, the Mobile Screening Van will be open at various sites between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. She will visit each of the four designated Metro Transit Hubs on the Tuesdays listed below.

∙ First Tuesday: 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)

Hire Smart is looking for candidates

Youth and adults between the ages of 16 and 24 living in St. Louis or Wellston can apply for People’s Community Action Corporation’s HireSmart Work Readiness Program.

The program helps prepare job seekers to learn marketable skills and gain valuable information on what it takes to enter the region’s job market. Training pays $15 per hour.

For more information, contact Gwendolyn Moore at (314) 367-7848; extension 1462

Maria J. Book