KIHEI - Residents, especially those without health insurance, can get free health screenings this month at the Kihei-Wailea Medical Center in the Pi'ilani Village Shopping Center.
The clinic is set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, with medical professionals providing screenings in cardiology, pulmonary, dermatology, ophthalmology, obstetrics and gynecology, physical therapy, massage therapy and general health. Blood analysis also will be available, along with X-rays.
"Early detection of medical issues can make the difference between life and death," said Dr. Marcus Griffin, founder of the free screening clinic. "We are concerned that many people delay visiting doctors because they worry about the cost of a checkup."
The health screenings mark the third year the Kihei-Wailea Medical Clinic has provided the service. In the past two years, more than 100 people have taken advantage of the free screening clinics.
"People without medical insurance are most at risk of delaying or even foregoing checkups," Griffin said. "We want to address that need."
The medical center is in Suite A at the Pi'ilani Village Shopping Center, 221 Piikea Ave. For more information, call 874-8100.
Other participating partners include Clinical Labs of Hawaii, Maui Diagnostic Imaging, Bodies in Motion Physical Therapy, Premier Physical Therapy, Kihei Safeway, Maui Chest Medicine, the Women's Health Center of Maui, Aloha Eye Clinic, Dermatology and Laser Center of Maui, and Erika Oleska, owner of Green Ti massage therapy.
Physicians scheduled to take part in the clinic include Drs. Melvin Burton, Peter Muthard, Benjamin Berry, Jivin Tantisira, George Martin, Howard Barbarosh and their staffs.