Know Your Numbers health fairs to return to Cassville, Aurora

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Mercy to offer free or reduced-cost screenings in May

Are you at risk of having diabetes, heart disease or other chronic conditions? It may be time to 'Know Your Numbers,' the focus of health fairs coming to Mercy hospitals in Cassville and Aurora in May.

The public is invited to attend the events on May 3 and May 11, which will include interactive booths with health information and services.

Participants can expect the following reduced-cost lab screenings:   

Comprehensive health panel (complete metabolic profile, lipid profile, complete blood count), $15
PSA Test (prostate cancer screening), $10
Hgb A1c (average blood glucose), $5
EKG (heart screen), $10
PFT (lung screen), $10
TSH (thyroid test), $5

“If detected early, a lot of conditions could be prevented,” said Donna Medlin, Mercy dietitian. “If you’re coming to either event, it’s important to fast for 12 hours before having blood drawn.”

The Cassville-based health fair will take place from 6 to 10 a.m., Thursday, May 11, at Mercy Hospital Cassville, located at 94 Main Street, inside Conference Room C.

The Aurora-based health fair will take place May 3 at Mercy Hospital Aurora, located at 500 S. Porter Avenue, during the same hours, in the Carol Morris Conference Room.

No registration is required for either health fair; participants will be screened on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 417-847-6000 (Cassville) or 417-678-7800 (Aurora).