SAN MARCOS, TEXAS
– Registration is underway for Central Texas Medical Center’s (CTMC) 29th annual CREATION HealthCheck, Hays County’s largest health fair. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 28 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Embassy Suites in San Marcos.
Known for providing discounted health screenings, The 2015 CREATION HealthCheck will enable participants to receive more than $500 in important health tests for a low $30 fee.
“We want to make these tests more accessible for our community, and our hope is that more people will take advantage of this low rate, which is down $15 from the previous few years,” said Dalia Hernandez, operations coordinator for the CTMC CREATION Health Institute.
The $30 basic screening panel includes:
• Complete Metabolic Panel (screening for glucose, renal and liver disorders)
• Lipid Panel (cholesterol with HDL/LDL breakdown, triglycerides)
• Complete Blood Cell Count (white blood cell,, hemoglobin, hematocrit and platelets)
CREATION HealthCheck makes several additional screenings available for a low fee as well, including Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, or TSH ($15), Hemoglobin A1C ($15), Vitamin D ($15) and Hepatitis C ($15).
The Carotid Artery Disease (CAD) and Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) screenings cost $30, and qualifying criteria is required to receive those screenings. The CAD screening tests for plaque build-up in arteries associated with increased risk of stroke, and the PAD screening compares blood pressures in a person’s arms to the blood pressure in their legs, which can indicate blockages associated with a higher risk for heart disease and stroke.
Although blood draws will be available on site, participants are urged to register for a pre-event community blood draw prior to the event so they can review their results with a clinical provider at the CREATION HealthCheck event. Photo ID is required to pick up results. If critical values are discovered, the patient will be contacted by telephone immediately. Those who cannot attend the event will receive their results by mail.
Registration will continue through April 10. Blood draw dates and locations are as follows. Each blood draw will take place from 7 to 10 a.m. Participants must fast for at least 8 hours.
CTMC Community Classroom, 1301 Wonder World Dr.
February 20, February 27, March 6, March 13, March 20, March 27, April 3, April 10
Live Oak Health Partners Specialty Care, 1711C South Colorado St.
Live Oak Health Partners Primary & Specialty Care, 177B Kirkham Circle
Live Oak Health Partners Primary Care, 201 FM 3237 Suite 111
Participants are urged to spend an hour or more at the CREATION HealthCheck event to maximize their experience. After picking up lab results and taking advantage of the free lab result interpretations, access to more than 70 health-related exhibitors will be on site offering additional screenings and information. Booths offering free screenings/assessments will be marked with a red balloon.
For more information about CREATION HealthCheck, please visit CTMCHealthCheck.com. To register for a pre-event blood draw, please call CTMC’s CREATION Health Institute at (512) 753-3818.
The hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 600 employees works with more than 220 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families. For four consecutive years, CTMC has been named The Best Hospital in Hays County in the annual “Best of Hays” publication released by the San Marcos Daily Record. In addition to interventional cardiac services, CTMC is a Certified Chest Pain Center and an accredited Primary Stroke Center. CTMC leads the region in da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery and offers a variety of specialty care services including medical imaging, rehabilitation, home health care, hospice, women’s services and more. For more information, follow CTMC on Facebook
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CTMC is a member of the Adventist Health System (AHS), a not-for-profit healthcare organization that emphasizes Christ at the center of care. Founded in 1973, Adventist Health System is a national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction. Today, Adventist Health System supports 45 campuses in 10 states and employs nearly 70,000 individuals. Adventist Health System hospitals are comprised of nearly 8,300 licensed beds, providing care for 4.5 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.