The National Kidney Foundation has a  free testing program. This is the information from their website. The Find a KEEP Healthy Event in your area link if live.



Come to the National Kidney Foundation’s new KEEP Healthy program and find out. One in three Americans is at risk for developing kidney disease. KEEP Healthy will help you learn if you’re the one.

Find a KEEP Healthy Event in your area 

What is KEEP Healthy?

The National Kidney Foundation’s community-based initiative to educate about the kidneys, risk factors for kidney disease, and steps to take to keep kidneys healthy and reduce risk.

What does the KEEP Healthy Check-up Include?

  • Risk Survey
  • Body Mass Index (BMI): Height and Weight Measurements
  • Blood pressure check
  • ACR urine test for albumin (a type of protein) – For individuals at risk only!
  • Free educational materials
  • Opportunity to speak with a health care professional

Who’s at Increased Risk for Kidney Disease?

  • Anyone with high blood pressure, diabetes
  • Anyone with a family history of kidney failure
  • African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Pacific Islanders and American Indians
  • Anyone age 60 and older
  • Individuals who are obese (body mass index of 30 or above)

What should you do next?

  • When you visit your doctor, share what you’ve learned about your risk factors for kidney disease
  • Follow healthy lifestyle advice
  • If you have any questions, call our NKF Cares patient hotline toll-free at 1-855-NKF-Cares (653-2273).

Locally, the Kidney Foundation of Arizona provides a similar service with a screening coming up this Saturday. By the way, the Register Online link is live:


Saturday March 24th, 2018

Free Public Health Screenings

Next Path to Wellness Screening:
Saturday, March 24, 2018
South Phoenix Missionary Baptist Church | 2006 E. Broadway Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85040



Path to Wellness is a free community health screening program provided by the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona in collaboration with the Cardio Renal Society of America and other local health organizations.  Screenings are held throughout the state of Arizona on a sponsored basis, and are open to the public.

Path to Wellness screenings provide free blood and urine testing, which is evaluated onsite is using point-of-care testing devices to assess the risk of diabetes, heart and kidney diseases. Those screened are also presented with chronic disease management education, an overall health assessment (weight, blood pressure, etc.) and a one-on-one consultation with a physician. Enrollment opportunities are offered for a follow-up 6-week series of Healthy Living workshops that teach chronic disease self-management skills.

For more information, call our main line at: (602) 840-1644. To volunteer for a Path to Wellness event, please contact James Ivie, Director of Patient Services, at

Until next week (when it will still be National Kidney Month),

Keep living your life!