Mercy to offer screenings at Health Fair

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Are you at risk of having diabetes, heart disease or other chronic conditions? It may be time to Know Your Numbers, the focus of a health fair at the Central Crossing Senior Center in Shell Knob.

The public is invited to attend the Oct. 17 event. Participants can expect free blood sugar screenings if not receiving a comprehensive health lab panel. There will also be physical and occupational therapy screenings, information about Body Mass Index (BMI), diabetes education, and nutrition information.

The following reduced-cost lab screenings will be offered:

• 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 

The health fair will run from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Central Crossing Senior Center, located at 20801 YY 15, in Shell Knob. No registration is required; participants will be screened on a first-come, first-served basis. Remember to fast for 12 hours prior to having blood drawn. Healthy refreshments will be provided.

The health fair is a partnership with Mercy, which has been offering physical therapy services at the center since 2015. The Mercy addition is staffed three days a week and includes a private room and exercise equipment for physical therapy, evaluations and treatment. In order to utilize the services, patients first need to consult a doctor.

To learn more about the health fair, or services offered by Mercy at the Central Crossing Senior Center, call 417-858-6952.