Hospital plans spring health festival

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 checksBone densityHeight/weight/blood pressureSkin CancerLong-term careFoot examsSleep studySmoking cessationShoulder examsAlso 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.