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Free and Discounted Health Screenings at the BC Community Health Fair

April 17, 2018

PHILIPPI, WV – Barbour County’s annual Community Health Fair hosted by Broaddus Hospital (BH) is set for this Saturday, April 14 from 7 am until noon.   The free event will be held at the hospital in Philippi and features a host of free health screenings, discounted lab profiles and other tests, and health and wellness information. 

“It is a great opportunity to receive low-cost blood screenings which provide a good analysis of one’s health status,” said Broaddus CEO Dana Gould.  “Prevention and education are important to determining and treating chronic disease early.  We encourage residents of all ages to attend.”

Free screenings include hearing, pulmonary function, breast exams, balance and grip testing, blood pressure, diabetes and stroke risk assessment, and blood glucose.

Women’s HealthCare will provide free pap tests to women who have NOT had a pap test in the last 12 months and those who have NOT had a hysterectomy.  Appointments for these screenings are suggested but not required.  Walk-ins will be accepted.

 The discounted blood tests include the following: $35 health panel (complete blood count, lipid levels and comprehensive metabolic chemistry), PSA (prostate specific antigen) for $20, TSH ($15), and HA1C ($25). Blood tests will be provided by the Broaddus Hospital laboratory from 7 until 10 a.m. 

The Radiology Department will offer aortic and carotid artery screenings for a cost of $35 each (or both for $60).  Appointments for these tests are required and may be scheduled by calling 304.457.8162.  The low-dose CT lung scans will also be available.  Cost and screening information will be available at the event. 
The Barbour County Sheriff’s Department will conduct a drug take-back to allow persons to safely dispose of unused prescriptions.

Health education and informational displays will cover topics like nutrition, organ donation, tobacco cessation, family care services, tickborne illness, prevention services, exercise, acute and swing bed care, stroke awareness, child abuse and sexual assault awareness, pancreatic cancer, the Vet to Vet program, annual wellness visits and chronic care management, hospice care, and senior behavioral health.

Healthcare partners and community agencies attending are Davis Medical Center Women’s Healthcare, Total Therapy and Rehabilitation, Advanced Hearing Solutions, BH Radiology, BH Nutrition Services, BH Pulmonary Rehab, Broaddus Family Care, Alderson Broaddus University Nursing Students, Barbour County Sheriff’s Department, Myers Clinic, Belington Clinic, BH Acute Care, Stroke Support Group, 100 Miles in 100 Days, Family Resource Network, Barbour County Health Department, Pancreatic Cancer Action Center, Mountain Hospice, Women’s Aid in Crisis, Health Plan, Unicare, C.O.R.E., Senior Life Solutions, WV Caring, WV Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Fairmont Home Medical, and the Barbour County Healthy Community Collaborative.

For more information, call Broaddus Hospital at 304.457.1760.