01 Oct CHI Offers Diabetes Drive-Through Screening for the South Florida Community
“Diabetes Drive-Through” sounds like a nickname for fast-food sweets, but at Community Health of South Florida, Inc. (CHI), it is an innovate blood sugar screening program. Patients drive up to the station at one of CHI’s health centers and get their A1C test, blood pressure, a foot exam, and their test results. Diabetics need regular monitoring, but many didn’t feel comfortable coming into the health center during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. This ensured that those patients with a chronic condition still received the necessary help and guidance.
The A1C test is a common blood test used to diagnose type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It also monitors how well they are managing their diabetes.
“I am extremely satisfied with the service I received during my appointment,” said Rosa Garcia, CHI patient. “The nurse that helped me through the process did not hesitate to explain everything to me as we were doing the test.”
CHI hosts the drive-through twice a month. The medical team wears full protective equipment and ensures high-quality care for each patient.
“Our physical layout is ideal to follow the necessary precautions during this pandemic,” said Allison Madden, Assistant Vice President for Performance Improvement. “We are so pleased to see many of our patients returning to our centers, even if it is through our drive-through operations.”