Friday, June 11, 2010

Health Screenings Help People Stay Healthy

Four-D College’s medical assistant students, some shown here with CEO and President Linda Smith and  State Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod, offer free medical screenings. The college’s massage therapy students offer free massages. To find out more about how your group or organization can receive these free services call (909) 783-9331 or (760) 962-1325. Photo by Chris Sloan
 (COLTON, Calif.) Four-D College’s medical assistant program’s students want to help make sure people stay healthy.

They offer free health screenings for blood pressure and blood glucose levels to any organizations or groups whose members are interested in maintaining good health.

“We want to offer the services of our medical assistant students, said Cheryl Jerzak, director of the Four D- College medical assistant program. “We urge everyone to take advantage of these free screenings to maintain good health, or to be made aware of conditions they should discuss with a professional health care provider.”

As part of the service they offer, the medical assistant students will present these screenings during a health fair on Thursday, June 17 for the residents of Vista del Sol, a senior housing complex in Redlands.

They will do so again during a health fair open to the public, Saturday June 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Burning Bush Church in Victorville, 14849 Seventh Street At this health fair, massage therapy students will also provide free chair massages.

The massages are another service Four-D College offers at no charge.

“It is a great opportunity to have an organization like Four-D College put on these screenings,” said Henry Romero, president of HR Resources, a Riverside insurance company that is producing the health fair for Vista del Sol.  “The students’ professionalism and care is highly commendable.”

Romero noted that Four-D College students have also helped with a number of other health fairs his company produced, including ones recently for the City of Banning employees and an event at the Mission Inn in Riverside. At the Mission Inn event, Four-D College also offered free chair massages by massage therapy students.

Anyone who would like to arrange for Four-D College students to conduct free health care screenings or free chair massages for their group should call Four-D College at (909) 783-9331, or in the High Desert call (760) 962-1325.

Four-D College offers programs in vocational nursing, medical assistant, massage therapy, dental assistant, pharmacy technician, plus medical billing and coding.

New courses begin monthly, and are available mornings, afternoons and evening. For a campus tour or for additional information call the school at (909)-783-9331; in the High Desert phone (760) 962-1325; or go on line to