Memorial Hospital and Manor sponsors community health fairs, which are free of charge except for a fee of $20 for the laboratory wellness profile and a fee of $15 for the PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) screening for prostate cancer. The wellness profile is a value of $328 in blood tests that include a lipid profile (cholesterol), glucose, BUN, creatinine, Hemoglobin and Hematocrit tests. The PSA test is a value of $136. Fasting is recommended for more accurate test results.
In addition to the laboratory wellness profile and PSA screening, other screenings include blood pressure check, pulmonary function testing, vision and glaucoma tests, and body fat analysis.
According to Jodi Scott, Laboratory Manager at Memorial Hospital and Manor, results from the blood tests are mailed to patients after approximately two weeks after the health fair. Participants are advised to take the report to their personal physician for review.
Health Fairs are an excellent opportunity for people to get some of the health screenings that they may have postponed. During past health fairs, diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, glaucoma and other serious illnesses have been detected in participants, which led to proper diagnosis and life-saving treatments.
For more information about health fairs, contact Jan Godwin, Director of Public Relations, at 229-243-6187.