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The health care professionals at Southeast Georgia Health System believe it is never too late to learn how to achieve a healthier lifestyle–and their free Community Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, September 17, is the place to start.
In addition to free and low-cost health screenings, Health System providers and community health care professionals will be on site to provide information on a variety of services and resources available in the community. Attendees can also learn about the prevention and treatment of common chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, balance disorders, cancer and much more.
The free Community Health & Wellness Fair will take place on Saturday, September 17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Camden County Recreation Center, 1050 Wildcat Drive in Kingsland.
Free Health Screenings – No appointment needed.
Heart Health Screenings – Includes an electrocardiogram (EKG) and lipid profile. Fasting (12 hours). Appointments are required for the lipid profile; participants will receive the results by mail.
Prostate Screening – Men age 40 and older, or those with risk factors, are encouraged to participate in the free screening, which includes a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. This test detects elevated proteins produced by the prostate. A physician will review the PSA results to determine if additional tests are necessary. Appointments are required for the prostate screening; participants will receive the results by mail.
Breast Cancer Screenings – Scheduling a mammogram appointment is encouraged; however, walk-ins are welcome. Most insurance plans are accepted and financial assistance is available for qualifying patients. Results will be sent to the referring provider.
Medication Reviews – Attendees are encouraged to bring all medications, including prescriptions, over-the-counter, vitamins and supplements, in their original bottles for a one-on-one review with a licensed pharmacist to discuss possible side effects or medication interactions.
Teddy Bear Clinic – Children can bring in one of their stuffed dolls or animals to receive a check-up and some tender loving care for injuries, such as missing buttons or tattered arms and legs. Health System team members will also demonstrate a variety of medical treatments a child may encounter while at the doctor’s office or hospital, such as checking vital signs.
For additional information about the Community Health & Wellness Fair or to schedule a screening appointment, call 855-ASK-SGHS (855-275-7447) or visit sghs.org/healthfair.
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