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Published on November 14, 2014

Regional health screening set for Nov. 14 in Pawleys Island

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Take charge of your health, and attend Georgetown Hospital System’s regional health screening Friday, Nov. 14. The screening will be held from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church’s parish life center in Pawleys island. 

The event is one of several screenings that GHS offers throughout the year and includes a variety of health screenings, many of which are free, as well as tips for a healthy lifestyle and information about hospital system physicians and programs.

Free screenings include those for blood pressure, osteoporosis, hearing, vision and oral cancer, as well as body fat analysis. Qualification information for free mammograms will also be available.

Screenings that are offered for a fee include a chemistry panel, $20; complete blood count with differential, $20; thyroid screening, $15; diabetes (hemoglobin A1c), $15; PSA for men, $15. Blood panel tests require a 12-hour fast. 

Participants can pick up a registration packet at the information desks at Georgetown Memorial Hospital and Waccamaw Community Hospital or at the screening event.

Individuals who plan to have blood work are encouraged to pick up a packet in advance, complete it and bring it to the screening. For more information, contact the hospital system’s community health education department at 520.8447, or go to www.georgetownhospitalsystem.org.  Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church is located at 1633 Waverly Road off Highway 17 in Pawleys Island.

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Tidelands Health is the largest health care provider in Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg counties. With three hospitals and more than 50 outpatient locations that stretch from Andrews to North Myrtle Beach, Tidelands Health is helping people across the Tidelands region live better lives through better health.