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SEARHC offers free health screenings in Wrangell

Posted: Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium will host free health screenings for adults age 18 and older on Thursday in Wrangell.

The screenings take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. on Thursday at the SEARHC office, located in the SNO Building at 325 Front St. Participants are encouraged to schedule 20-minute appointments for their health screenings, but they can be seen as walk-in patients.

The biometric health screenings involve a blood pressure reading and a simple blood test that gives people their non-fasting blood glucose, total cholesterol and HDL cholesterol results. Health professionals will be available to discuss screening results with patients. While the biometric health screenings don’t replace a person’s annual visit to his or her medical provider, the screening results can let people know if they are at risk for chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease or stroke.

For more information or to make an appointment for a screening, contact SEARHC Traditional Foods Project Assistant Tammi Meissner in Wrangell at 874-2712 or tammi.meissner@searhc.org.



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