Health Screenings


In an effort to increase access to prevention services in Mendonoma, Mendonoma Health Alliance offers free blood pressure, A1C, and cholesterol screenings throughout our Service Area. Regular screenings are intended to alert at-risk individuals to see a medical provider for further analysis of results that are considered out of range. For individuals who have irregular results but do not have a regular medical provider, Mendonoma Health offers coordination services to assist in establishing primary care. For individuals with irregular results that do have an established medical provider, Mendonoma Health Alliance can share the results of the screening with the provider upon an authorized release of information.
Health screenings can be accessed in two ways:
  1. By dropping by one of our scheduled screening locations. (COVID-19 Update: Appointments are required).
  2. By scheduling an appointment at our office located in Gualala.
To schedule a screening at our office in Gualala, call (707) 412-3176 x102 (English) or (707) 412-3176 x106 (Spanish) or send an email to [email protected] or provide your information in the inquiry box to the right of this page. For a list of upcoming community screenings, refer to our News & Events page or monthly Calendar.

What to Expect

Blood pressure screenings typically take about 5-10 minutes. We ask that individuals wear clothing that allows access to a bare arm for the most accurate results. It’s important to note that some factors, such as drinking coffee or engaging in physical activity prior to a screening, may cause results to be inconsistent. We encourage regular monitoring of your blood pressure because hypertension (high blood pressure) can lead to a heart attack or stroke.
Cholesterol screenings take about 10-15 minutes total. Individuals do not need to fast prior to a cholesterol screening. This type of screening requires a finger stick to collect a blood sample. Regular monitoring of cholesterol levels is important because it can help prevent coronary heart disease.
A1C screenings take about 10-15 minutes to complete. Individuals do not need to fast prior to this screening. A1C screenings require a finger stick to collect a small blood sample, which will measure the average blood sugar level for the three months prior to the screening. Regular monitoring of A1C levels is very important for understanding your risk of prediabetes and diabetes.
Upon completion of any screening, our Community Health Workers will provide a brief overview of health education relating to the type of screening you received, along with a review of your results.

Coming Soon

Hepatitis C and HIV screenings

Inquiry Form

    Community Screening Schedule

    Sunday, September 26, 10AM – 12PM: Sunday Community Market at Fort Ross School

    In-Office Screening Schedule


    Hypertension, Cholesterol, & Prediabetes Education

    This website and Mendonoma Health Alliance’s programs are supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award through the Rural Health Network Development Program totaling $898,645 and through the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program totaling $1 million, over a 3-year period, with 80% funded by HRSA/HHS and 20% percentage funded by non-government source(s), such as the Arlene & Michael Rosen Foundation, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, the Community Foundation of Mendocino County and tax-deductible contributions from community members. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, HRSA/HHS or the U.S. Government.

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