Vanderbilt Medical Center to offer free health screenings at OutCentral Saturday


Free health screenings will be available this weekend at OutCentral Community Center during the annual LGBT Health Fair hosted by the Vanderbilt School of Medicine.

Screenings will include rapid HIV tests, STI tests, blood pressure and BMI measurements, eye exams, lipid panels, and glucose testing and more than 20 community health care representatives will be on hand for the event on Saturday, April 18.

The Health Fair is free of charge and open to the public and will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at OutCentral, located at 1720 Church St. in the heart of the gay community.

Representatives from organizations such as Nashville CARES, American Cancer Society, Nashville Metro Health, American Medical Student Association, Shade Tree Clinic Diabetes Education Program, Vanderbiltʼs Office of LGBTQI Life, Vanderbilt Dayani Center and more will have booths offering information on everything from diabetes and glaucoma to yoga and stress relief techniques.

The Vanderbilt Medicine Gay-Straight-Alliance is an active student organization at the medical school with strong support from faculty and students of all sexual orientations. Our mission is to educate the greater Vanderbilt community on health issues that pertain to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients, provide a support network for LGBT medical students, and to actively work toward a healthy LGBT community here in Nashville.