#15: Community Health Screenings

Stony Brook Medicine’s faculty and staff  provide free screenings for many health concerns such as blood pressure, cholesterol, dental, oral cancer, prostate cancer, skin cancer, and vascular disease.

In 2014, 474 people were provided blood pressure and cholesterol screenings at fairs throughout Suffolk County.

Blood pressure screenings are provided eight times a year at Smith Haven Mall. On average, 450 blood pressure screenings  are provided at the mall.  Our prostate cancer team provides screening to an average of 1,000 men each year.  

Community members are offered free screenings every May. To date, 1086 people have received melanoma/skin cancer screenings and in 2014, 21% of those screened were referred for a biopsy.  

Since 2002, Stony Brook’s School of Dental Medicine has provided free dental screenings, cleanings, fluoride treatments, during “Give Kids A Smile Day.” Each February hundreds of children come to the Dental School to receive free treatment plus oral health education.

The Dental School also provides free dental and oral cancer screenings to an additional 200 people during the year. Vascular screenings have been provided since 2011, screening an average of 700 people each year.