HEALTH SCREENING

  • WHAT: Kidney health screening
  • WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21
  • WHERE: Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge
  • DETAILS: Blood pressure and glucose measurements, urine testing and educational information will be available. Experts suggest getting screened if you are 18 years or older and have one or more of the following: diabetes, high blood pressure or a parent, grandparent, brother or sister with these conditions or kidney disease. Preregistration is not required.

NARCONON

  • WHAT: Narconon is available to help those struggling with drug addiction. The Narconon program is a nonprofit public benefit organization dedicated to eliminating drug abuse through drug prevention, education and rehabilitation. The Narconon network consists of more than 120 rehabilitation and drug prevention centers around the world.
  • INFORMATION: For a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs or free screenings and referrals, call (800) 431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.com.

GET TESTED

  • WHAT: HIV and syphilis testing
  • WHEN & WHERE: Dr. Leo S. Butler Community Center, 950 E. Washington St., offers HIV testing from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and syphilis testing from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesdays; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 4000 Gus Young Ave., offers testing from 9 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Fridays; Delmont Service Center, 3535 Riley St., offers testing from 2-4 p.m. every third Wednesday; and EKL Mid-City, North Foster at Gus Young Avenue, offers testing from 9-11 a.m. and 4-7 p.m. on Tuesdays.
  • DETAILS: Tests are free, anonymous and confidential.