Community health day coming to Murrells Inlet on Sept. 7
Learn about a broad range of health topics and benefit from free and low-cost health testing at the next Tidelands Health community health day on Sept. 7 in Murrells Inlet.
The community health day will feature a broad range of free and low-cost health screenings, in addition to information on breast health, colon health, genetic counseling, heart and vascular care, orthopedics, physical rehabilitation, inpatient rehabilitative care and the range of services available through Tidelands HealthPoint Center for Health and Fitness.
The event will take place from 7:30-10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, at Belin United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 4182 Highway 17 Business in Murrells Inlet. Entry is free.
Lab registration forms for the Sept. 7 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 will include blood pressure, body mass index, blood sugar and nutrition.
Low-cost screenings will 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, free membership program for adults ages 50 and older, and the health system’s Diabetes Prevention Program.
For more information about the Sept. 7 community health day, contact the Tidelands Health community health education department at 843-520-8447.