Administrative Fax: 860-651-2976 | Medical Intake Fax: 860-217-0273 or 860-651-5082
8 Old Mill Lane | Simsbury, CT
Community Health Programs

Community Health Programs

The key to good health is prevention

Farmington VNA Community Health Programs

High blood pressure rarely shows any symptoms, but can cause long-term health concerns. Visit one of our convenient clinic locations for routine monitoring or stop by our office through December.

The VNA is now offering blood sugar testing along with our other community health services of blood pressure screening and seasonal flu shots. As high blood sugar can often go undetected, these free clinic tests can be a key in preventative health care. View our Calendar

(Fasting for 2 hours prior the test is recommended.)

Why should you get tested? Here’s why:

Glucose, or sugar, is the fuel that powers cells throughout the body. When something goes wrong—and cells aren't absorbing the glucose—the resulting high blood sugar damages nerves, blood vessels, and organs, possibly setting the stage for dangerous complications. High blood sugar causes no obvious symptoms at all, at least at first. About 29 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, but one in four has no idea. Another 86 million have higher-than-normal blood sugar levels, but not high enough to be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. That's why it’s a good idea to get your blood sugar tested if you are at risk for diabetes. That includes people who are overweight, physically inactive, have high blood pressure or have a family history. A single high blood sugar test isn't enough to diagnose diabetes, because blood sugar can spike if you are sick or under stress. But if repeated tests are elevated, it's a sign you have a problem. The good news is that catching it early—before you have signs and symptoms such as excessive thirst, frequent urination, weight loss, headaches, fatigue, dry mouth, dry itchy skin, or difficulty concentrating, can help you get treated and avoid serious complications down the road. The VNA is here to help. So please stop in to one of our clinics.

Clinics are held seasonally each autumn in public locations and private businesses; appointments can be scheduled at your convenience.
Looking for a speaker for your next event? Our highly skilled team of Nurses, Therapists, Dieticians and Social Workers are available to present programs on Fall Prevention, Health Care Advocacy, Nutrition and Diabetes, Stress Reduction, Long-Term Care, and other topics of interest.
Our agency hosts the volunteer-run Granby Food Bank Program for Granby residents who qualify for assistance with access to essential nutrition. View Our Granby Food Bank Page
Please contact us for information regarding immunizations against Hepatitis B (adult) & Tuberculin (PPD) test and other preventable illnesses. View Our Calendar
Facilitated by Nicole Venice Kalita, LCSW, our agency hosts a “Bereavement Support Group” via zoom call. It meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 3-4 pm. Please call Nicole at 860-651-3539 x40 to sign up for the zoom call.
Community Health Services

Not all medical care requires a doctor’s visit! Free blood pressure screenings are offered each week in local libraries, senior centers, town halls, and residential communities throughout the greater Farmington Valley region. Private appointments can be made for other health screenings and immunizations. Our Registered Nurses and Therapists are available to present educational programs on a variety of health and wellness-related topics for your employees, church group, club or organization.

If you are interested in scheduling a private workshop or clinic at your workplace, residential community, or organization, or would like more details on any of our programs or services, please call our Community Health Programs Department at 860.651.3539.