Published on October 5, 2018

Ephraim McDowell Health sponsoring free health screenings on October 27

October 5, 2018 –Danville, Kentucky – Ephraim McDowell Health is sponsoring a free health screening on October 27 at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Danville.  The free screenings will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to noon.  Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are recommended.  Appointments can be made by calling (859) 319-2279 after 4 p.m. between October 19 and 26.

Health screenings that will be offered are cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, heart rate, body mass index and stroke risk scorecard. Flu shots will also be available (ages 12 -17 must be accompanied by a custodial parent of guardian).  After the screenings are complete, participants will have the opportunity to discuss their results with a licensed health professional.

Participants should not eat 12 hours prior to their screening if they would like to have the blood test that gives them a full lipid panel.  This gives the participant detailed information including their HDL, LDL, triglycerides and glucose.  Medications except for diabetic medications may be taken with water.

The screenings are open to the public for anyone 18 years of age and older.