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Central Texas Medical Center: News

CTMC HealthCheck Offer FREE Screenings

CTMC’s ANNUAL HEALTHCHECK PROVIDING

OFFERING MULTIPLE FREE SCREENINGS

SAN MARCOS, TXThe largest health screening event in Hays County, Central Texas Medical Center’s (CTMC) HealthCheck, has expanded again this year to include many more FREE screenings and services available on the day of the event, which will be held on Thurs. April 26 from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in San Marcos.

 

Several hundred dollars worth of additional health screenings and services will be provided for FREE the day of HealthCheck itself. The following are scheduled to be present:

  • Glucose Checks
  • Diabetes Risk Assessments
  • Prescription Review
  • Height/Weight
  • Body Mass Index & Nutritional Counseling
  • Blood Pressure
  • Hand massages with aromatherapy
  • Chair massages
  • Posture/Balance Assessment
  • Cognitive Screening
  • Sleep Study Assessment
  • Tdap Vaccines $35 fee
  • Vision & Glaucoma
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Organ/tissue/eye donations
  • Fall Risk Assessment
  • Mental Health Assessment
  • Hearing Testing
  • Framingham Risk Assessment
  • Skin screenings including cancer, moles and sun damage
  • Be The Match Registry-National Marrow Donor Program
  • Depression Screening
  • Head and Neck Cancer Checks
  • Body Composition Screenings
  • Flexibility Testing

 

 

 “We are delighted to be offering more choices during HealthCheck,” said Clay DeStefano, CTMC Administrative Director of PR and Marketing. “By hosting a larger variety of screenings, we are providing a greater opportunity for people to get a more accurate picture of their own personal health status.”

 

A low $45 fee covers nearly $300 in testing via the basic HealthCheck screening panel, which includes a complete metabolic Panel (screening for glucose and renal and liver disorders); Lipid panel (Cholesterol with HDL/LDL breakdown, triglycerides); and complete blood cell count for hematology disorders, including white blood cells, hemoglobin, hemacrit and platelets. Several additional tests are available for a low fee as well, including:

 Additional Tests:           HealthCheck Price   “Retail” Price
 Thyroid Stimulating Hormone $15  $85                 
 Hormone Hemoglobin A1C $15                        $81
 NEW Vitamin D  $30  $373
 Carotid Artery Screening  $30  $250
 NEW Peripheral Arterial Disease screening  $30  $45 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

 

Along with the expanded screenings, this year’s HealthCheck will feature more exhibitors as a result of new partnerships.  Texas State University’s CAMCO  is again joining the event and will help bring more cancer-focused exhibitors.  In addition, new partnerships with the City of San Marcos Healthy City Task Force, the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce and the San Marcos Daily Record will expand the event to include a “second-half of the expo hall” with wellness, fitness and nutrition exhibitors.

 

Last year, more than 1,900 area residents registered for screenings and more than 1,600 participated in HealthCheck directly. Pre-registration and utilization of one of the pre-event blood draws is recommended and already underway. Pre-event blood draws will take place at CTMC and at the following locations in nearby communities. (All blood draws take place from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and require at least eight hours of fasting prior to blood being drawn.)

 

CTMC Community Classroom

March 16

March 23

March 30

April 6

 

Kyle (CTMC Kyle Clinic, 151 A Kirkham Circle)

April 19

 

Wimberley (Community Center, 14068 Ranch Road 12)

March 28

 

Lockhart, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 118 North Church Street

April 2

 

For more information or to register for HealthCheck, please call CTMC’s Institute for Healthy Living at 512.753.3818, or stop by the Health Living Community Resource Center in the main lobby of CTMC.

 

About CTMC

The hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, was restructured in 1960. The present facility was opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 700 employees works with more than 220 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families. In addition, over 200 community members and interns from area educational institutions volunteer their services to the hospital. In 2010 and again in 2011,  CTMC was named The Best Hospital in Hays County.  In addition, CTMC added a certified Chest Pain Center to its ER capabilities in 2011.

 

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, AHS  has quickly grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider in the nation. Today, AHS  supports 43 hospitals and employs 55,000 individuals. AHS hospitals are comprised of 7,700 licensed beds, providing care for 4 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.

 




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