March 16, 2010

Low-Cost Health Examinations Offered by SSU Nursing Department, March 17-May 19

Low cost physical examinations and health appraisals for well adults and children are available through the SSU Nursing Department's Family Nurse Practitioner Program on Wednesdays only, from March 17-May 19. Appointments are available only to Sonoma County residents.

The exams are supervised by nursing faculty and performed by family nurse practitioner students who are registered nurses enrolled in the Master's nursing program. Services include a complete medical and health history, identification of health risk factors, complete physical examinations and screening tests such as blood pressure
checks, vision testing, audiology testing, urinalysis, hematocrit (for anemia), cholesterol testing, and Pap smears for cervical cancer.

These services can be utilized for annual exams, sports physicals, pre-employment physicals, camp physicals and Class II DMV licensing physicals.

The cost of a physical examination is $30, Pap test $45, cholesterol check $25, hearing tests are free and a DMV physical examination is $60. Copies of records are given to clients upon request as well as mailed to private physicians or agencies.

Appointments may be made by calling SSU's Nursing Department at (707) 664-2466, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Jean Wasp
Media Relations Coordinator
University Affairs
(707) 664-2057
jean.wasp@sonoma.edu