September 18, 2008

Low Cost Health Examinations at SSU Offered Oct. 15-Dec. 10

Low cost physical examinations and health appraisals for well adults and children are being offered through the Sonoma State University Nursing Department's Family Nurse Practitioner program on Wednesdays from Oct. 15 - Dec.10. They are available only to Sonoma County residents.

The cost of a physical examination is $30, Pap test $45 and cholesterol check $25. Hearing tests are free and a DMV physical examination is $60.

The exams are supervised by nursing faculty and performed by Family Nurse Practitioner students who are registered nurses enrolled in the Master's nursing program.

Services include a complete medical and health history, identification of health risk factors, complete physical examinations and screening tests such as blood pressure checks, vision testing, audiology testing, urinalysis, hematocrit (for anemia), cholesterol testing, and Pap smears for cervical cancer.

These services can be used for annual exams, sports physicals, pre-employment physicals, camp physicals and Class II DMV licensing physicals.

Appointments can be made by calling SSU's Nursing Department at (707) 664-2466, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Jean Wasp
Media Relations Coordinator
University Affairs
(707) 664-2057