It’s April and nature is showing signs of spring, which means it’s also time for Sandhills Regional Medical Center’s annual spring health fair.
The event, dedicated to free and low-cost screenings, will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 8 a.m. until noon on the first floor of the hospital in Hamlet.
Several free screenings will be available including skin evaluations, urinalysis, bone density, stress and chiropractic among others. There will also be several local agencies providing valuable information.
There are a few days set aside for those who would like to get their blood work and EKGs completed early and the dates and times for the blood pre-draws and pre-EKG dates are different this year.
• For blood profiles, the pre-draw dates are: April 15, 16, 18, 22 and 23, from 8 a.m. -11 a.m.
• For pre-EKGs, the dates are April 11 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.; and April 18 from 8 a.m. until noon.
Blood profiles will cost only $15 and will test cholesterol, triglyceride and thyroid levels. EKGs will cost $10.
Prostate screenings, PSA, for men will be $10. This test helps diagnose prostate cancer in men.
The Hemoglobin A1C test, which is a standard tool used to determine blood sugar control for diabetics, and also used to screen and diagnose diabetes, will cost $5.
Participants should not eat or drink anything eight hours prior to getting their blood work done.
Registration will be in the front lobby on a first come, first served basis. Checks and cash accepted. No credit cards.
Physicians will be available at the health fair to go over lab results of those who took advantage of the pre-draws.
For those getting blood work done on the day of the health fair, the results will be sent to the patient as well as a copy sent to the patient’s primary care physician.
For more information about the health fair, or if any agency, civic group or vendor is interested in participating, call Kimberly Harrington at 910-205-8121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.