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Two-Day Wellness Fair April 14 and 15

April 06, 2015

McCook, Nebraska—The public is invited to a two-day wellness fair hosted by Community Hospital, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 14 and 15 from 7-9 a.m. each day in Community Hospital’s Prairie View meeting rooms at 1301 East H Street in McCook. The health fair will highlight Community Hospital’s services, offer continental breakfast, and a variety of health screenings at a free or reduced rate. Other health-related businesses will also provide screenings and exhibits.

Blood Tests (Provided by McCook Clinic, PC):

• Comprehensive Metabolic Profile plus Lipid Profile—$35. Fasting is required for this test (no food or drink other than water) 12 hours prior. This test gives 22 results including cholesterol (LDL and HDL), electrolytes, blood sugar, liver health, kidney function and triglycerides (blood fats) and more.

• Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone—$25. This test checks for thyroid gland problems.

• Prostate Specific Antigen for men—$20. This test screens for prostate cancer.

Payment will be accepted at the door for the blood draws. Checks should be written to McCook Clinic, PC. BC/BS insurance billing is available. Please bring your insurance ID card. Registration is not necessary. Test results will be mailed along with a brochure explaining the tests to the participant. Participants should make an appointment with their physician to review the results.

For ease in registration, attendees may go to Community Hospital’s website at, click on the link on the home page, print and fill out the Health Screen and Blood Draw Consent Form and bring it the day of the fair.

Community Hospital Screenings and Information include:

• Home Health & Hospice: Homecare, hospice & Lifeline

• Diabetes Education/Healthy Lifestyle Nutrition Counseling: Elevated blood glucose demonstration

• Foundation: Scholarship information and charitable options

• Occupational Therapy and Massage Therapy information

• Speech Therapy: Free hearing screenings and information

• Cancer Services: Radiation and chemotherapy information

• Buckle Up Baby: Child restraint safety information

Other Vendors:

• McCook Clinic, PC: Patient-centered medical home information

• Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department: Radon test kits, Nebraska Respite Network

• People’s Family Health Services: Information on self-breast and self-testicular exams

• Female Fitness: Body fat and BMI readings

• Precision Hearing Aids: Free hearing test -18 and older

• Red Willow County Health Department: Blood pressure checks

• U-Save Pharmacy and Medical Supply: Oxygen levels tested, C-PAP masks and oxygen concentrators evaluated

• Lifetime Eyecare: Dry eye screening using the Tear Lab

• Hinze Chiropractic: Free posture evaluations

• High Plains Podiatry

• KB Homecare

• Willow Ridge

For questions, call Denise Volquardsen, Community Hospital Community Events Coordinator at 308-344-8292 or Candy Crosby, Community Hospital Public Relations Coordinator at 308-344-8340.

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