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Published on October 24, 2016

Community invited to regional health screening Nov. 11 in Pawleys Island

October 24, 2016

An upcoming health screening sponsored by Tidelands Health will offer community members throughout the region access to free and low-cost health tests and educational materials.

The screening is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, at the Precious Blood of Christ Roman Catholic Church, 1633 Waverly Road in Pawleys Island. It will take place in the Parish Life Center.

Registration forms are available in the information lobby areas of Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital and Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital. Walk-ins on the day of the event are welcome. Registration forms will be available at the site.

Screenings offered for free include blood pressure, body mass index, blood sugar, vision and hearing. Individuals interested in the blood-sugar test must fast for at least eight hours in advance.

Screenings offered at low cost include a chemistry profile, $20; complete blood count with differential, $20; thyroid screen, $15; diabetes (hemoglobin A1C), $15; PSA (prostate) for men, $15. The chemistry profile test requires a 10- to 12-hour fast.

The health screening also will offer community members information on stroke and heart attack awareness, joint replacement, cancer services, nutrition counseling and smoking cessation. 

The event is one of several that Tidelands Health offers throughout the year as part of its commitment to promoting wellness and healthy lifestyles within the community.

For more information, contact Tidelands Health’s community health education department at (843) 520-8447, or go to tidelandshealth.org.

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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.