COPD Screening and Diabetes Risk Assessment Clinics

November is National COPD and Diabetes Awareness Month

Throughout the month of November, COPD screening and diabetes risk assessment clinics will be offered across the province in various locations.

The clinics will provide information about COPD and appropriate participants will be encouraged to take the Canadian Lung Health Test. If you meet the criteria, pre-bronchodilator spirometry testing will be offered. Spirometry testing (pre-bronchodilator only) will be performed by Primary Care Nurses trained in spirometry or a Respiratory Therapist. This is not for the purpose of diagnosis. If you have findings inconsistent for someone of your age, you will be provided with a form to take to your family physician or nurse practitioner that further testing is recommended.

In addition, the clinics will provide information about diabetes and appropriate persons will be offered the CANRISK questionnaire to help identify if you are at risk of pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes. Point of care glucose testing will be offered not as a diagnostic tool but rather to assess for abnormal glycemia. If you have a moderate to high CANRISK score or abnormal point of care glucose results, you will be provided a letter to take to your family physician or nurse practitioner for appropriate screening for type 2 diabetes. 

For more information, visit the COPD Program and Diabetes Program.

Souris

MacPhee’s Market (Hallway outside Pharmasave)
169 Main Street, Souris

  • November 13:  1 – 3:30 p.m.
  • November 22:  9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Montague

Kings County Memorial Hospital Boardroom
409 MacIntyre Avenue, Montague

  • November 19:  12 – 3:30 p.m.

Lawtons Pharmacy
407 MacIntyre Avenue, Montague

  • November 26:  10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Charlottetown

Kent Building Supplies
65 Walsh Road, Charlottetown

  • November 6:  1:30 – 3:30 p.m. 

Murphy’s Parkdale Pharmacy
24 St. Peters Road, Charlottetown

  • November 13:  9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Lobby Classroom
60 Riverside Drive, Charlottetown

  • November 16:  CANCELLED (due to weather)

Sherwood Drug Mart
19 Brackley Point Road, Charlottetown

  • November 19:  12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Holland College (students and staff)
140 Weymouth Street, Charlottetown

  • November 22:  1 – 4 p.m. 

North Rustico

North Rustico Home Hardware
7381 Cavendish Road, North Rustico

  • November 23:  9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Summerside

Summerside Tax Centre
275 Pope Rd, Summerside

  • November 26:  1 – 4:30 p.m. 
  • November 29: 1 – 3:30 p.m.

Miscouche

Primary Care Clinic (inside Slemon Park Plaza)
10 Slemon Park Drive, Miscouche

  • November 14:  1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Tyne Valley

Tyne Valley Health Centre (partnered with Flu Clinics)
6905 Route 12, Tyne Valley

  • November 15:  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

O'Leary

O’Leary Health Centre (partnered with Flu Clinics)
15 MacKinnon Drive, O'Leary

  • November 29:  10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Alberton

Alberton Health Centre
148 Poplar Street, Alberton

  • November 28:  1 – 3:30 p.m. 

Tignish

Tignish Health Centre 
254 Phillip Street, Tignish

  • November 16:  CANCELLED (due to weather)

 

Published date: 
November 16, 2018
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