FREE Annual Wellness Visits from January 1 – March 31

The holidays are behind us, and a new year means a new focus on your personal health. It’s time to get back in shape and have a free, annual wellness visit at Care Resource. New, uninsured patients can meet with a primary care physician to have a basic exam, routine labs and a cholesterol screening.

Our Registered Dietitian, Gloria Cabral would like to stress the importance of a cholesterol check-up as a healthy, annual practice.

The body needs some cholesterol in order to function properly. The body’s cell walls, or membranes, need cholesterol and the body uses cholesterol to produce hormones, vitamin D, and the bile acids that help to digest fat, but, the body needs only a small amount of cholesterol to meet its needs.To lower cholesterol, the American Heart Association recommends that one eat low saturated fat foods, quit smoking and exercise. Aside from adding zing to almost any dish, some studies show garlic may help lower cholesterol; it’s also been found to prevent blood clots, reduce blood pressure, and protect against infections.”

Join the Care Resource family and help us provide you with the absolute best opportunity for a long, healthy, and productive life. Care Resource services are provided on a sliding-fee scale based on income and household size. This scale can provide reduced fees for those who are uninsured, have a low income, or may be undocumented.

This is the time to make a commitment to your personal health and wellness in 2018. A free wellness visit includes a physical exam, a cholesterol screening, blood pressure testing, and routine labs. The following promotion is available for new patients without insurance from January 1 to March 31, 2018, and by appointment only. Please call 305-576-1234 ext. 470 (English) or 471 (Español) to schedule an appointment.

For more information about cholesterol, please take a moment and read “Cholesterol 101: A Basic Introduction to Cholesterol” from the American Heart Association.

Care Resource is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with locations in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Care Resource provides comprehensive primary medical and preventive care, including dental care, in-house pharmacy services and behavioral health/substance abuse services to all individuals in South Florida’s diverse communities.

Gloria Cabral

Gloria Cabral, RD, LDN, Registered Dietitian, Care Resource