CMH to host health expo at Butterfield Park Medical Center Oct. 5
Low-cost health screenings available at Butterfield Park Medical Center
Area residents are encouraged to mark their calendars for the health expo at Butterfield Park Medical Center sponsored by Citizens Memorial Hospital (CMH). The Oct. 5 health expo will be held from 7 – 10 a.m. The clinic is located at 1125 N. Butterfield in Bolivar.
Because blood screenings are offered at cost, CMH does not file insurance. The clinic accepts cash, check, and credit card at health expo events. A lipid panel measuring the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides is available for $25. A comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) includes testing for glucose, calcium, electrolytes and liver function for $20. Men may receive a Prostate Cancer (PSA) test for $30. A Thyroid Profile (TSH + FT4) test is available for $30, a Complete Blood Count (CBC) test for $15, Protime (Pt) and INR test for $20 and a Hemoglobin AIC test is available for $20. Results are mailed in approximately 10 working days.
CMH encourages people to participate in the health expo to improve overall health, prevent disease and detect health problems early. In addition to the screenings, the health expo provides opportunities for people to obtain health education materials and learn about the prevention of diseases including cancer, heart disease and stroke, and diabetes.
The results from the lipid panel are more accurate if participants refrain from eating or drinking (except water, black coffee or tea) for eight to 14 hours prior to testing and refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages three days prior.
The PSA screening does not require fasting, which is not recommended for known diabetics or hypoglycemics. Participants need to take their medication as directed because their medications will not alter their results. The tests are screenings only and are not intended to replace regular checkups with a physician or nurse practitioner.
For more information about the health expo and other CMH events, contact the CMH Information Center at 417-328-6010 or 888-328-6010 or the CMH website at citizensmemorial.com.
October 01, 2013