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BOISE -- If you've been putting off a trip to the doctor's office because you are worried about the bill, it is time to reconsider.

Ada County and Idaho State University are partnering up to offer free health screenings in Boise today.

Dr. Glenda Carr, the co-coordinator of the screenings, says they are quick, but comprehensive.

Services include a physical exam, dental evaluation, hearing screening, and today they will even be giving flu shots.

People who may need follow up treatment will be referred to local low-cost clinics.

If we can catch somebody who has high blood pressure or diabetes before it gets to be out of control, and we can keep them from having a stroke or a heart attack, we can just do so much more in delaying the progression of those diseases, said Dr. Carr.

The event runs from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church at 707 W. Fort Street in Boise.

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