Free Kidney Screening

Let’s Detect Kidney Disease Early!

The Texas Kidney Check (TKC)program began in 2013 as a multi-faceted free wellness check. For many of the participants we serve, the TKC is the only healthcare they will receive for the year. With that knowledge in mind, we created an exam that checks hypertension, diabetes and creatinine in about 15 minutes. In 2018 our early detection screenings identified 2 or more indicators of CKD in 56% of the participants. If early detection prevented the onset of end stage renal disease for one year in the identified participants, it would save Texas taxpayers nearly $273 million per year. CKD costs $94 billion per year nationally and $5 billion per year in Texas.

In 2018 TKC served 4,577 participants in 159 screening events in 42 Texas counties. Every volunteer hour and donor dollar given to Texas Kidney Foundation serve’s the residents of the state of Texas. Our team of Kidney Crusaders are making a difference, please continue to support us as we improve the lives of Texans.

Instructions

  • Must be 18 years or older to participate
  • No need to fast
  • Drop by anytime during the scheduled hours. No need to make a reservation.
  • Screenings are given on a first come, first served basis

Free Screening Calendar

What to Expect When You Go for a Screening

  • ALL TESTING IS TOTALLY FREE
  • YOU WILL BE TESTED FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, KIDNEY DISEASE, AND DIABETES.
  • TESTING SHOULD TAKE APPROXIMATELY THIRTY MINUTES.
  • YOU’LL RECEIVE A SHEET WITH ALL YOUR TEST RESULTS FOR YOU TO TAKE HOME. IT’S ALSO A GREAT IDEA TO ALSO SHARE THESE RESULTS WITH YOUR DOCTOR.
  • A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL WILL BE AVAILABLE TO REVIEW AND DISCUSS YOUR RESULTS ONE-ON-ONE WITH YOU BEFORE YOU LEAVE.
  • A DIETITIAN AND SOCIAL WORKER USUALLY WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE.
  • EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS ON KIDNEY DISEASE WILL BE AVAILABLE.

Free Kidney Screening Calendar

April 2019

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  • United Methodist Church
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  • Texas Kidney Foundation Free Kidney Screening
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  • Comfort Golden Age Center
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  • Texas Kidney Foundation Free Kidney Screening
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  • South Texas Senior Summit
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  • Nutrition Center Free Kidney Screening
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  • El Bari Community Health Center
  • 3rd Annual Esther Vexler Day
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  • Texas Kidney Foundation Free Kidney Screening
  • Dia Del Nino Book & Easter Fair Day
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  • The Alhambra Apartments Free Kidney Screening
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  • The Casitas De Valle Corona Free Kidney Screening
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  • Texas Kidney Foundation Free Kidney Screening
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  • Ventanilla de Salud Free Kidney Screening
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  • Texas Kidney Foundation Free Kidney Screening
  • West Avenue Elementary Health Fair Free Kidney Screening & Presentation