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The Tidelands Health Newsroom

Published on January 11, 2018

Community health day coming Jan. 26 to Georgetown


Tidelands Health will host the second in its new series of community health days on Friday, Jan. 26, in Georgetown.

Historically, Tidelands Health has offered several health screenings each year featuring information on common medical conditions and a wide variety of free and low-cost health testing.

In November, the health system introduced the first of its new community Blood pressure cuff with a heart and applehealth days, meant to build upon the success of the regional health screenings. The new community health days feature the principal offerings of the regional screenings but also spotlight certain health themes through presentations, demonstrations and informational booths. Entry is always free.

The second community health day, scheduled from 7:30-10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 26, at Georgetown Presbyterian Church, 558 Black River Road in Georgetown, will highlight heart and pulmonary health.

Lab registration forms for the Jan. 26 community health day are available in the information lobby areas of Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital and Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital or online at tidelandshealth.org/community-wellness. 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 and nutrition.

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

Also available will be information about several Tidelands Health programs, including Better For Life, a new program for adults ages 50 and older.
For more information about the Jan. 26 community health day, contact the Tidelands Health community health education department at (843) 520-8447.

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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.