Regional health screening Jan. 23 at Georgetown Presbyterian Church

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Published on January 09, 2015

Regional health screening Jan. 23 at Georgetown Presbyterian Church

Friday, January 09, 2015

Find out your numbers and take charge of your health in 2015 at Georgetown Hospital System’s regional health screening from 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at Georgetown Presbyterian Church.

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

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

Screenings that are offered for a fee include chemistry panel, $20; CBC with differential, $20; thyroid screening, $15; Hgb A1C for diabetes, $15; PSA for men, $15. Blood panel tests require a 10- to 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 GHS Community Health Education Department at 520.8447 or go to www.georgetownhospitalsystem.org. Georgetown Presbyterian Church is located at 558 Black River Road.

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