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Kidney Screenings & Events

 

March 2020

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  • Methodist Healthcare Ministries- Mason Texas Wellness Fair
  • kidney screenings
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  • TKF Visit Children's Hospital of San Antonio for World Kidney Month
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  • International Woman Summit
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  • Spring Giveaway Blessed Angels Community Center
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  • Mexican Consulate
  • TKF Office FREE Screening
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  • Golden Age Senior Center
  • West Avenue Apartments
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  • Last Chance Ministries
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  • EVENT CANCELLED - FREE SCREENING Step of Faith Church
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  • CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS = FREE SCREENING Virginia Gill Community Center- Presentation and Screening
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  • CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTION-FREE SCREENING-West Avenue Compassion Resource Fair
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  • CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS - FREE SCREENING Mexican Consulate
  • CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS - TKF Office FREE Screening
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  • CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS - FREE SCREENING - Coker Health and Wellness Center
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  • CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS - FREE SCREENING -Wellness & Community Resource Fair- Catholic Charities
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  • CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS- FREE SCREENING - West Side Community Center
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  • CANCELLED El Paso
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  • CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS - TKF Office Screenings
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  • CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS - The Big Give-Support Texas Kidney Foundation
  • CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS- FREE SCREENING - YWCA
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  • CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS - FREE SCREENING - Self Care for Single Mothers
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  • CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS - FREE SCREENING - Family Fun Day
  • CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS - FREE SCREENING - Annual Wilson County Community Health Fair-MHM
  • CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS - FREE SCREENING - Midwife Global Ministries Event
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  • CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS - FREE SCREENING - New Creation Christian Fellowship
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  • CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS - Champions for Charity, Valero Texas Open
  • CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS - FREE SCREENING - Peterson Hospital Wellness Fair
  • CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS - FREE SCREENING - Holy Redeemer
  • CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS - Champions for Charity, Valero Texas Open
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  • CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS - TKF Office FREE 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

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.