Mobile Health Screening Program (MHSP)
This program provides free preventative screenings at schools and community events throughout the state via a retrofitted semi-truck unit or a portable school screening kit. These screenings are free to those being screened; most of the charges for these services are covered by the Foundation and the local Lions Club.
Lions Clubs partner with their local community leaders and schedule the unit for special community events. School screenings are generally scheduled during the fall months; they are sponsored and planned by the local Lions Club in cooperation with their local school or school district.
At community events, professionals and volunteers man each station and provide the following free screenings unless noted otherwise: visual acuity, glaucoma, blood pressure, hearing and diabetes (with a 3 hour fast). Walk-ins welcome; no reservations required.
For school screenings, professionals, Lions, and PTA members provide visual acuity and hearing screenings for the students.
In 2010-11, OLSHF conducted a Vision Screening Pilot Project on behalf of the Oregon Department of Education by screening every student in three school districts. OLSHF submitted its recommendations to the ODE and the Oregon State Legislature. Click here to read the report.
To schedule a school or community screening, or for questions on any of the following scheduled events, please contact Mobile Health Screening Program Coordinator, Mara Steen, at (503) 413-7329.