Two Well being Checks set in Monroe County to supply free, low-cost exams and providers

Two Well being Checks have been set in Monroe County.

Free and low-cost exams and providers can be provided on Oct. 6 at Heritage Baptist Church, 612 Strasburg Rd. in Monroe, and on Nov. 3 at Carleton United Methodist Church, 11435 Grafton Rd. in Carleton. Each can be open from 8 am to midday. A 12-hour quick from meals and water is really helpful; medicines might be taken with a water.

The occasions are provided by the United Means of Monroe/Lenawee Counties and ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital, together with three main companions, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, Household Medical Heart and the Monroe County Well being Division. Preliminary funding for the venture comes from ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital and the United Means of Monroe/Lenawee Counties, whereas the companions conduct all of the testing, lab work and provide staffing and volunteers.

The annual Well being Checks present low-cost well being testing and well being info within the spring and fall.

“We’re so excited to supply our fall Well being Test occasions. It is a much-needed service for the communities we serve,” stated Laura Schultz Pipis, govt director of the United Means of Monroe/Lenawee Counties. “Particular thanks and recognition to the ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital for all their

A blood panel take a look at is out there for $20.

The principle take a look at provided is a Blood Panel comprised of twenty-two exams, together with a whole blood depend, glucose, kidney perform, sodium, potassium, chloride, carbon dioxide, thyroid perform and complete ldl cholesterol examine.

Further Vitamin D and HA1C exams can be found. Vitamin D exams measure how a lot vitamin D is within the physique.

“Vitamin D is crucial for wholesome bones, and a scarcity of it may possibly result in well being issues, together with heart problems,” organizers stated. “An HA1C (additionally known as glycohemoglobin) is a blood take a look at that’s an support in diagnosing and monitoring diabetes. It’s an index of the particular person’s blood sugar from the last few months. All exams vary in value from $5 to $20.”

Colorectal most cancers kits, if accessible, can be $5.

Blood pressures is all the time taken earlier than blood attracts might be made.

Well being Checks normally gives a reminiscence take a look at and authorized info from Monroe County Senior Authorized Providers. ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital sends employees from their departments, together with Diet Counseling, Pharmacy, Pulmonary Features, Pulmonary Rehab, Cardiaic Rehab, Girls’s Heart Well being, Household Heart Psychological Well being Heart. Additionally concerned is the Monroe County Library System, and the Monroe Most cancers Connection.

The Monroe County Well being Division can be onsite providing quite a lot of vaccines.

Free treatment disposal can be accessible at each websites. No syringes, liquids or lotions can be accepted.

“It is a secure approach so that you can get rid of any expired or unused prescription or over-the-counter treatment. The drop-off is nameless, and any affected person figuring out info can be destroyed,” organizers stated.

Treatment disposal is obtainable via a partnership with the Monroe County Substance Abuse Coalition, the Monroe County Well being Division, ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital, Michigan State Police and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Workplace.

Earlier than leaving the positioning, every affected person receices aa non-public consulution with a registered nurse to evaluate take a look at outcomes and reply questions. The nurses are from Monroe County Well being Division. Check outcomes are mailed to the people dwelling handle, and it’s the affected person’s responsibly to take the outcomes to their medical skilled.

For extra info, contact the United Means of Monroe/Lenawee Counties at (734) 242-1331 or go to the web site .

This text initially appeared on The Monroe Information: United Means Well being Checks scheduled in Monroe County