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Family Van
908 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02905
P: (401) 277-3629
E: mfalvey@wihri.org
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Health Education and Screenings in the Community

The Family Van is a culturally sensitive, comprehensive health outreach program, designed to address health disparities in our communities. All services are free and confidential.

Each client is provided with a health risk assessment focusing on high risk and lifestyle behaviors. This information is then used to offer suggestions for a healthier life and to assist the client in accessing care within their community. We regularly visit a variety of neighborhoods throughout the year, providing health care to our most vulnerable neighbors. Our clients are encouraged to check in with the Family Van staff with questions or concerns.

Screenings

Appropriate screenings are offered and tailored to the needs of specific audiences. Blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, pregnancy and body mass index are all available screenings for our clients.

Health Education and Information

Lifestyle and environmental factors are reviewed with clients with regard to the impact they have on health. Individualized education can then be provided as well as referrals to health care facilities in the community. Medication lists can be reviewed and teaching provided on specific medications.

Access to Care

Each client is asked about their insurance coverage, where they go for care and if they are satisfied. The staff is then able to discuss insurance options and assist those who are uninsured to access services in their communities. Assistance is available to obtain and complete applications to these facilities. Local providers and facilities are then notified of the referral in order to streamline the process and make it easier for the client to access care.

Schedule

Sites may close if weather conditions are bad.
Los servicios pueden no estar disponsibles cuandro hay mal tiempo.

Elmwood Community Center

155 Niagara Street
Providence, RI 02907
 Directions

  • 1st, 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • 1.er, 2.o y 4.o martes de cada mes, De 10 a.m. a 12 p.m.

Progreso Latino

626 Broad Street
Central Falls, RI 02863
 Directions

  • 1st and 2nd Wednesday of each month, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • 1.er y 2.o miercoles de cada mes, De 9 a.m. a 12 p.m.

Chinese Christian Church

333 Roosevelt Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860
 Directions

  • 3rd Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • 3.er miercoles de cada mes, De 10 a.m. a 12 p.m.

John Hope Settlement House

7 Thomas Whitten Way
Providence, RI 02903
 Directions

  • 4th Wednesday of each month, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • 4.o miercoles de cada mes,De 9 a.m. a 12 p.m.

West End Community Center

109 Bucklin Street
Providence, RI 02907
 Directions

  • 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • 2.o y 4.o jueves de cada mes, De 9 a.m. a 12 p.m.

Genesis Center

620 Potters Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
 Directions

  • 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • 1.er y 3.er jueves de cada mes,De 9 a.m. a 12 p.m.