SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – There is still a chance to get a discounted blood screening at Central Texas Medical Center’s (CTMC) CREATION HealthCheck event. Blood draws will be offered on-site at the HealthCheck fair on Tuesday, April 18 at Embassy Suites Hotel, Spa & Conference Center in San Marcos. Although the event will run until 3 p.m., the blood draw will take place from 7 to 10 a.m. Those interested should register by calling (512) 753-3818.
For just $30, participants can get $500 in valuable health screenings for a low $30 rate. The 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)
· Hepatitis C ($15)
Those who attended a pre-event community blood will have the opportunity to review their results with a clinical provider at the HealthCheck event. All others will receive their results in the mail.
CREATION HealthCheck is Hays County’s largest health fair and will feature more than 60 vendors providing health education and information, as well as many free additional screenings. For more information, please visit CTMCHealthCheck.com.
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, Twitter and Pinterest, and visit our website at ctmc.org.
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.