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Published on December 19, 2018

Community health day to feature free and low-cost health screenings, information

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 Jan. 25 in Georgetown.

The community health day will feature a wide range of free and low-cost health screenings, in addition to information on breast health, heart and vascular care, outpatient rehabilitative care, advance care planning, home health and hospice 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, Jan. 25, at Georgetown Presbyterian Church, 558 Black River Road in Georgetown. Entry is free.A stethoscope and apples

Lab registration forms for the Jan. 25 community health day are available in the information lobby areas of Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital and Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital or online by clicking here. 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.

For more information about the Jan. 25 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.