Health calendar


Free mammograms: By appointment for the uninsured or underinsured, Citrine Health, 2817 Rockefeller Ave., Everett; 425-259-9899;

HIV testing: Walk-in, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 3020 Rucker Ave., Everett; or

5 to 7 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, 6101 200th St. SW, Lynnwood; free for those who qualify, $78 for patients at low risk; other times by appointment, all offered by the Snohomish County Health District, 425-339-5298,

Senior Centers

Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett: 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett; 425-257-8780;

Reflexology, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays; $25 for 30 minutes. Call 425-257-8780 to make an appointment.

Lynnwood Senior Center: 5800 198th St. SW, Lynnwood; 425-670-5050;

Blood pressure checks, dental hygiene, seated massage, foot care, recreational trips and fitness classes. Call for dates, times and costs.

Stillaguamish Senior Center: 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington; 360-653-4551;

Massage, foot care and blood pressure clinics, hearing aid checks, aerobics and strength and balance exercise classes. Call for dates, times and costs.

Family caregiver support groups, 3 to 4:30 p.m. first and third Mondays of the month for spouses only; 10 to 11:30 a.m. second and fourth Tuesdays of the month for those caring for others.


Providence Regional Cancer Partnership: 1717 13th St., Everett; 425-297-5500;

Look good, feel better, for women with cancer, 1 to 3 p.m. on the second Monday of each month and 6 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month. Cosmetologists teach women with cancer how to cope with skin changes and hair loss. Call 425-297-5507 to register.

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett: Colby campus, 1321 Colby Ave.; Pacific campus, 916 Pacific Ave., Everett; Pavilion for Women and Children, 900 Pacific Ave.; 425-261-2000; Call 425-304-6000 to register.

Pre-diabetes nutrition classes, 10:30 a.m. to noon or 2:30 to 4 p.m. on various days, Pacific campus; $25. Doctor referrals are not required. Most insurance companies will reimburse the cost of pre-diabetes nutrition education. Call 425-258-7953 to register.

Skagit Valley Hospital and regional clinics: 360-629-6481, 360-814-2424;

Cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure tests, walk in 8 to 9:30 a.m. July 12; $15 cash or check only. Blood pressure checks are free. Fasting is required for the other tests. No registration is necessary. Call for fasting details.

Bone density tests, walk in 8 to 9:30 a.m. July 12; $10 cash or check only. Results are available immediately.

Vitamin D testing, walk in 8 to 9:30 a.m. July 12; $35 cash or check only. Results are mailed.

Five wishes, writing your living will, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 13. Explore ways to direct your own treatment with advance directives if you should become too ill to speak for yourself. Call 360-814-2424 to register.

Stroke and aneurysm ultrasound screening, noninvasive, quick and painless, by appointment; $59 by cash or check only. Exams are not billable to insurance. Call 360-428-8208 to register.

Heart and vascular screenings, Tuesday mornings; $29. Determine your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Call to schedule an appointment.

Certified diabetes education for newly diagnosed and others needing guidance; various dates and times. Physician referrals are required. Most insurance plans will cover the cost. Call 360-428-8208 to register.

Heart healthy fitness program, various dates and times. One-to-one attention in strength training, balance and cardiovascular fitness. Call 360-814-8368.

Swedish/Edmonds Hospital: 21601 76th Ave. W., Edmonds; Registration is required. Call 206-386-2502.

Sibling preparation, 10 to 11:30 a.m. July 5; $20. This, for ages 3 to 10, helps children understand the birth process and what it’s like to have a new baby in the family.

Growing up female, 6:30 p.m. July 11; $30 includes one child and two adults. This class for ages 9 to 12 in partnership with Planned Parenthood of Western Washington.

Infant safety and CPR, 6 to 9 p.m. July 11; $40 per couple. Learn how to prevent the most common injuries of infants and toddlers.

Heart saver CPR and AED, 6 p.m. July 11; $40. Learn how to save a life using AED training and proper CPR techniques. Certifications are valid for two years.

Pediatric first aid, 6 p.m. July 13; $40.

Drop-in grief support group, 2:30 to 4 p.m. first and third Tuesdays of each month. Registration is not required.

Early days of grief support group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. second Wednesday of the month, for people in the first year of mourning. Registration is not required.

To submit an item for the Health Calendar, e-mail or send it to Health Calendar, The Herald, P.O. Box 930, Everett, WA 98206.

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