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The 38-foot Evangelical Community Hospital bus. Source: Evangelical Community Hospital

The 38-foot Evangelical Community Hospital bus was introduced last year to bring healthcare to rural communities across the Susqhehanna Valley. The bus has space for blood screenings, wellness education outreach, and specialty care such as primary, women's health and cardiac health visits.

For January, upcoming locations are as follows:

Snyder County

  • Tuesday, January 7, 9-11 a.m., FREE bone density screening at Weis Markets, 719 Route 522, Selinsgrove.
  • Thursday, January 9, 9-11 a.m., FREE blood glucose and blood pressure screenings at the Middlecreek Area Community Center (MACC), 67 Elm Street, Beaver Springs.
  • Thursday, January 23, 9-11 am, FREE blood glucose and blood pressure screenings at L&L Marketplace, 55 Bickel Road, Middleburg.
  • Friday, January 31, 9-11 am, FREE blood glucose and blood pressure screenings at Snyder County Produce Auction, 6130 South Susquehanna Trail, Port Trevorton.

Centre County

  • Wednesday, January 8, 9 am-3 p.m., family healthcare visits at Weavers Store, Inc., 108 Market Drive, Spring Mills. Physician office visit fees apply. Call 570-473-0545 for appointments.

Northumberland County

  • Tuesday, January 14, 7-10 am, comprehensive blood screening at Weis Markets, 339 West Walnut Street, Shamokin. Fee: $50. Call 570-768-3200 for appointments.

Union County

  • Wednesday, January 15, 10 am-noon, FREE bone density screening at the West End Library, 45 Ball Park Road, Laurelton.
  • Thursday, January 16, 9-11 am, FREE blood glucose and blood pressure screenings at the Green Ridge Market, 811 Forest Hill Rd, Mifflinburg.

Montour County

  • Tuesday, January 21, 9-11 am, FREE bone density screening at Burkholder’s Farm Market, Intersection of Routes 54 and 254, Washingtonville.

Lycoming County

  • Tuesday, January 28, 9-11 am, FREE bone density screening at Surplus Outlet, 5464 US Highway 15, Montgomery.

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