UAMS Students Hosting Free Health Screening For Men

Mar 21, 2014


A free wellness event offering men’s health related services, like blood pressure checks, glucose, cholesterol, dental and testosterone screenings, is scheduled for Saturday.

The UAMS student-led clinic, the 12th Street Health and Wellness Center, is hosting the event.

Rachel Stamp-Siegfried, a student of the UAMS College of Medicine, said this is the first time that they are holding the event, which is titled “March Man-ness.”

The idea, she said, started with five students in November.

“They decided to have a fundraiser and organize all these events,” Stamp-Siegfried said.

“They ended up raising $2,000 and they donated it to the center with the hopes that we would host a free men’s health event. So that’s basically what happened. This is a student led clinic and the fact that students felt so strongly about this, that was one of the main reasons.”

Stamp-Siegfried said organizers hope to serve 300- 500 people. She said although it focuses on men's health, women are also invited to attend.

“This is just a great opportunity to reach out to the community because this is a free clinic,” Stamp-Siegfried said.

March Man-ness will take place on Saturday, March 22, at St. Mark Baptist Church in Little Rock from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A panel of health-care professionals including doctors, dentists and pharmacists are expected to be available to answer health questions.