Make A Stop At The Walgreens Wellness Tour

Disclosure: I partnered with Walgreens to provide an overview of the 2015 Wellness Tour. All opinions are my own, as always.

Earlier this year, I had a health scare that finally scared me enough that I went to see an urgent care doctor. He checked me out, gave me a prescription for a steroid and sent me on my way, but not before encouraging me to get myself a primary care physician.

“Do they have a pediatrician?” he asked, nodding at my two kids who happened to accompany me on this visit.

“Of course!” I said, taking his question as an insult. “What kind of mother do you think I am?” I thought to myself.

“But you don’t have a physician?” he asked, raising an eyebrow as he finished jotting down something on my chart.

“No,” I said sheepishly.

His question made me feel horrible. I wouldn’t dare let my kids go without a doctor to make sure they are healthy, so why did I think it was okay for me? I’ve since gotten a primary care physician and plan to see them before the year is out for my physical. Even as “young moms,” we’ve still got to take care of our health and make sure we are around to take care of those who depend on us.

In case you are between doctors like I was or have gone too long without a checkup, the Walgreens Wellness Tour might be just what you need. Now in its ninth year in partnership with the National Urban League, tests and screenings available include total cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, body composition, skeletal muscle, resting metabolism, visceral fat, real body age and body weight. Collectively, the health tests are valued at more than $100.

The health tests are administered by certified wellness staff and are available to those 18 and older. Afterward, a Walgreens pharmacist or certified wellness staff will talk to you about your results. You can get in and out in about 20 minutes and it is completely free. Your insurance company will not be billed.

The Walgreens Health Tour is a successful collaboration with the National Urban League to empower individuals¬† for the prevention and early detection of today’s leading chronic diseases (cancer, heart disease, diabetes, etc.) Together Walgreens and the National Urban League are committed to providing urban and at-risk communities access to valuable health tests that deliver key insights and assist individuals in the pursuit of happier and healthier lives.

Since 2007, Walgreens has financially contributed more than $2.1 million to the National Urban League for continuously providing health services and awareness to their Urban League affiliates across the country. In total over the last eight years, the tour has administered more than 570,000 health tests valued at $12.8 million to communities throughout the United States.

I say, you should go and bring a friend! When it comes to your health, ignorance is not bliss! It can actually cost you more than you think.

Take advantage of the free testing opportunity when the tour visits a city near you. Plug in your zip code and make plans to visit the nearest stop at Walgreens.com/tour

Comments

  1. It’s always a great thing to have a resource like this in the neighborhood. Now that you’ve informed me, I’ll look into this at Walgreens in my area. Thanks for sharing!

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