Posted on: April 4, 2018

Kidney disease screening offered April 12

The Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC and Yukon Branch, alongside Westbank First Nation, will offer a free screening opportunity on April 12, 2018 for those who are at risk of kidney disease. 

At-risk individuals include those to which one or more of the following applies:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Family history of chronic kidney disease
  • Aboriginal, Asian, South Asian, South Pacific, Hispanic, African, or Caribbean ancestry
  • Problems with kidneys
  • Those between the ages of 19 to 75 years who also have one of the above at-risk factors

Testing includes: Urinalysis, blood glucose (random), weight, blood pressure, and two kidney function tests with the StatSensor machine.

Testing is confidential and free and will take approximately 30 to 40 minutes. Participants provide a urine specimen upon arrival to the event. All test results are reviewed by a Registered Nurse and provided to the participant.


Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Location: 1900 Quail Lane, Westbank, BC 
Venue name: siya Room, WFN Health & Wellness Building

To register and book an appointment, call the WFN Health Department at 250-768-0227.

To learn more about health programs and services offered at Westbank First Nation, visit our Health and wellness web page