Free health services at Warming Center


(1/23/2019)

The Winona Community Warming Center and Bridges Health Winona are collaborating to bring free health services this season to the Warming Center. Services start on Thursday, January 24, and will be available on a weekly basis on Thursdays between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Services provide focus on preventive health and health promotion, including a variety of health screenings, health exam, and health teaching. Vision, blood pressure, diabetes, sleep, diet, exercise, and overall wellbeing are just some of the screenings offered. Services are free and open to all. No appointment is necessary.

The Warming Center is located at 69 East Third Street, downtown Winona. The entrance is in the alley between Third and Fourth streets. The Winona Community Warming Center provides emergency shelter for adults experiencing homelessness and is open every night from November 1 to March 31 at 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. For more information call 507-458-9197 or visit www.ccsomn.org.

Bridges Health Winona, through collaborative efforts and support from Winona State University, Neighborhood Family Clinics, and the Winona State University Foundation, provides free health screenings and preventive health services for people of all ages, with or without insurance. Through a preventive health approach, Bridges will support community members’ goals of achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Those with questions may email jtimm@winona.edu or visit https://www.bridgeshealthwinona.org/.

“We saw how beneficial our partnership with Bridges Health Winona was last year, both helping guests staying at the Warming Center and those who utilized the service in the Winona community. We are looking forward to partnering again this year to help those in need,” said Lynette Johnson, Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota, Winona.

“The Bridges program provides services that many do not have access to. Being on-site at the Warming Center brings preventive health to those in need. Collaborating with the Winona Warming Center is a natural approach,” added Jennifer Timm, Bridges Health Winona, Winona State University.

 

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