CMH offers low-cost health screenings at area clinics
Hospital expands health expo lab screening availability and frequency in 2014
Citizens Memorial Hospital (CMH) will expand the availability and frequency of health expo lab screenings in 2014. Appointments are not necessary and the low-cost screenings will be offered from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., at these locations:
- Ash Grove - Every 4th Wednesday, Ash Grove Family Medical Center, 500 N. Medical Drive,
- Bolivar - Every Tuesday, Southside Medical Center, 1120 S. Springfield,
- Buffalo - Every Friday, Dallas County Family Medical Center, 201 S. Ash,
- Humansville - Every 2nd Wednesday, Humansville Family Medical Center, 201 S. Arthur,
- Greenfield - Every 3rd Thursday, Dade County Family Medical Center, 105 N. Grand,
- Pleasant Hope – Every 1st Thursday, Pleasant Hope Family Medical Center, 209 S. Main, and
- Stockton – Every 2nd and 4th Thursday, Stockton Family Medical Center, 1521 S. Third St.
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. CMH recommends an annual routine wellness visit with your healthcare provider.
January 01, 2014