Health Protection & Education Services

What We Do

HPES provides free health screening services and health education to the under served and uninsured that live in targeted service areas in St. Louis City and County, where there are limited medical facilities and private physician offices.

Along with screening tests, HPES provides one-on-one consultation with a physician after testing.  Each new screening client receives the Adult Medical Handbook with helpful topics and information on community resources.  The Adult Medical Handbook is provided in four languages:  Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Spanish and English.

Breaking Down Barriers to Healthcare

A community health forum conducted in the City of St. Louis 21st Ward was held in the summer 2014, the first in HPES history. A combination health screening and informational luncheon, HPES accomplished exactly what it set out to do: break down the barriers to health care for the 21st Ward residents by providing the opportunity for residents (one of the poorest wards in St. Louis) to gain access to important health screening and one-on-one consultation with a physician. The response from the community to the opportunity was overwhelmingly positive, as more than 60 were in attendance.