Health Central

Health Central has partnered with the University of Rochester School of Medicine to be a location for students in the Community Health Improvement Course.  All fourth-year students must take the course and spend one month at various agencies in the community.  The goal of the course is for students to understand the importance of community strategies to improve population health.  In addition, it increases understanding of other populations through first-hand allowing students to gain empathy.  So far students have worked on marketing Health Central, identifying clinics for patrons without health insurance, created Jeopardy! style games on a variety of topics, conducted blood pressure screenings and educated patrons about the importance of skin cancer screenings.

What Where When
Library Resource Outreach Center 3rd Floor – BLB Tuesday and Thursday, 1-3 pm
Volunteer Legal Services

  • Civil law only (no criminal)
  • Cannot represent you in court
3rd Floor – BLB Fridays, 1-2:30 pm
Health Central – Basic Health Screenings

  • Blood Pressure
  • Blood Glucose
  • Body Mass Index
  • Vision
3rd Floor – BLB January, February, April, May, June, July:
Tuesday/Thursday, 11 am – 3 pmMarch, September, October, November:
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, 11 am – 3 pm
Sexually Transmitted Disease Rapid Testing (20 minutes)

  • HIV
  • Syphilis
  • Hepatitis C
3rd Floor – BLB 3rd Mondays, 2-6 pm
Health Insurance Navigator 3rd Floor – BLB Members from Legal Assistance of Western New York will be available in person to assist patrons in navigating health insurance queries on the Affordable Care Act/New York State of Health Marketplace on 3/11, 4/8, 5/6, 6/10, 7/15, 8/5, 9/9, and 10/7/2020 from 3 – 6 pm.