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Hospital plans spring health festival

April 15, 2011

COLUMBIA CITY — Heartbeats, Parkview Whitley Hospital’s spring health fair, will be 7 to 10 a.m. May 7 in the lower-level auditoriums of the hospital, located at 353 North Oak Street, Columbia City.
Screenings will include:
Blood Chemistry 17 ($20) – Assesses the health of the major organs as well as cardiac risk. A 10- to 12-hour fast is recommended. Water is permitted.
TSH ($20) – A blood test for the thyroid.
PSA ($20) – A blood test for the prostate.
Hemogram ($8) – A blood test for anemia/iron.
Other screenings and additional healthcare information will include:
Balance checks
Bone density
Height/weight/blood pressure
Skin Cancer
Long-term care
Foot exams
Sleep study
Smoking cessation
Shoulder exams
Also featured will be a visit by Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography Coach. For women who have insurance, the breast Diagnostic Center (BDC) will bill their insurance. If a woman does not have insurance but is able to pay, the BDC offers a reduced rate if payment is made on the day of service. Funding is available for women who do not have insurance or resources to pay.
Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are accepted based on availability. To schedule an appointment, call (800) 727-8439, ext. 26540, or (260) 483-1847.

Breakfast items will be available for purchase during the health fair. For more information, call (260) 248-9510.

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