Health Fair

Greenville Regional Hospital will present Health Fair 2014 Friday, March 21 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Greenville First United Methodist Church, located at 310 South Second Street.

FOUR LOW-COST COMPREHENSIVE BLOOD TESTS

***A comprehensive blood test, which includes a complete blood chemistry, a cardiac risk profile, an anemia test, a complete blood count, tests for kidney and liver diseases as well as other illnesses, and a thyroid test, will be offered for $35 at the Health Fair. The comprehensive… blood test normally costs $1,450, a savings of 98 percent.

***A special price of only $45 will be charged for men wanting both the comprehensive blood test and the Prostate-Specific Antigen blood test. This combined test normally costs $1,566, a savings of 97 percent.

***Greenville Regional Hospital will offer a hemoglobin A1C blood test at the Health Fair. This test measures the long-term control of glucose for diabetics, and is available with or without the comprehensive testing for $10.

***Vitamin D testing will be available for $15 at the Greenville Regional Hospital Health Fair. Vitamin D testing will assess if a patient has a Vitamin D deficiency, or, if the individual is receiving Vitamin D therapy, it will help determine if their supplementation level is appropriate.

Those planning to have either comprehensive test performed should not eat for at least 12 hours before the test, except for water, black coffee, or plain tea. No diet drinks or juice should be consumed and no chewing gum should be used. Prescribed medication should continue to be taken. Diabetics should follow their normal therapy.

BLOOD TEST PRE-REGISTRATION

Pre-registration dates pending!

FOURTEEN FREE HEALTH TESTS

*Cataract screening
*Hearing
*Vision
*Glaucoma
*Body fat composition screening
*Pulmonary function
*Oral health screening
*Video ear inspections
*Hand grip-strength testing
*Height
*Weight
*Blood pressure
*Digital foot scans
*Spinal muscle tension

LOW COST TESTS AVAILABLE

*Bone density testing will be provided at a cost of $5.

*In-home colon-rectal hemocult test kits will be offered at the Health Fair for $5.

OTHER INFORMATION & SERVICES PROVIDED

*Child fingerprinting, performed by the Greenville Police Department
*Free therapeutic shoulder mini-massages
*Collection of used eye glasses for the Greenville Lions Club

For more information on Health Fair 2014 call 618.664.1230, x3060 or email healthfair@grhinc.org.