PRLog - May 13, 2014 - MIAMI -- Miami, FL – May 13, 2014 - Navarro Discount Pharmacy, the largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain in the U.S., and an MBF Healthcare portfolio company, has launched a new Mobile Health Station, aimed at improving the community’s health across South Florida by offering free health screenings and the opportunity to get various immunizations such as the flu, shingles and pneumonia vaccines at discounted rates.
Photo of Navarro Discount Pharmacy's Mobile Health Station
“As a community based pharmacy, we want to take action to improve the health of all people in Miami-Dade and Broward counties,” said Albert Garcia, Navarro’s Executive Vice President of Pharmacy and President of Navarro Health Services. “By branching out into the community, the Mobile Health Station provides people an easy way to connect with physicians, Navarro pharmacists and other health providers to address their health concerns and learn how to take better care of themselves.”
Throughout the year, the Mobile Health Station will travel to different neighborhoods and participate in events throughout South Florida. People will be able to receive a variety of health services, such as free health screenings that include tests for glucose, total cholesterol, body mass index and bone density and immunizations for the flu and shingles. Doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and health care providers will staff Navarro’s Mobile Health Station.
Headquartered in Miami, Navarro Discount Pharmacy was founded in Havana, Cuba in 1940 and opened its first store in the U.S. in 1961. With 33 store locations, Navarro is the largest Hispanic-owned drugstore chain in the U.S. As a community pharmacy, the stores cater to Hispanic and ethnic markets and further differentiate themselves by offering many products and services that are not found in traditional drugstores such as wireless phones, designer fragrances, a large assortment of OTC and vitamins/supplements and in-store health screenings as part their Wellness Wednesday program. For more information, visit www.navarro.com.