West Sacramento-based Raley’s announced Thursday that it is offering free asthma screening to customers in a 10-store pilot program in the Sacramento region.
The program, scheduled to run through mid-June, is being implemented in partnership with Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails, which serves 28 counties in Northern California. The organization was founded in 1917 as the Sacramento County Tuberculosis Association.
Officials said the 10 participating stores are in areas identified as highly affected asthma regions in Northern California. Customers will be screened by a physician or other medical professional and provided with asthma education and trigger-reduction materials. Participants also will have time to consult with health care professionals and get test results.
The participating stores, and scheduled times for service, are: Raley’s, 4850 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, Thursday, 1 to 3 p.m.; Bel Air Market, 1540 W. El Camino Ave., Sacramento, June 6, 3 to 5 p.m.; Raley’s, 1601 W. Capitol Ave., West Sacramento, June 4, 2 to 4 p.m.; Raley’s, 4840 San Juan Ave., Fair Oaks, Monday, 1 to 3 p.m.; Bel Air Market, 2760 E. Bidwell St., Folsom, June 13, 4 to 6 p.m.; Bel Air Market, 2222 Grass Valley Highway, Auburn, June 10, 4 to 6 p.m.; Raley’s, 781 S. Highway 49, Jackson, June 1, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; and Raley’s, 217 Soscol Ave., Napa, Saturday, noon to 2 p.m.
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The first screening was held Wednesday at the Raley’s store on West Main Street in Woodland. Raley’s said a date for screenings at the Raley’s at 4255 E. Morada Lane in Stockton has not yet been set.