SAN MARCOS, TX
– Diabetes can cause problems with the blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, heart, and more. Here in Central Texas, diabetes is emerging as a major health concern. This year Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) will observe Diabetes Alert Day by providing free glucose checks and resources at the CREATION HealthCheck Community Blood Draw, taking place on Friday, March 28 from 7 to 10 a.m. in the CTMC Community Classroom. CTMC also offers free blood glucose screenings and diabetes risk assessments on the first Wednesday of each month from 9 to 10 a.m. in the hospital’s main lobbly and has an endocrinologist on staff.
By participating in this year’s CREATION HealthCheck event, more than $500 in valuable health screenings are available for a low $45 fee. Remaining blood draws will take place in the CTMC Community Classroom from 9 to 10 a.m. on March 14 and 21.
There will also be community blood draws at the following locations during March:LOCATION:
Live Oak Health Partners Lockhart Clinic, 1711 C South Colorado StreetDATES:
March 17 LOCATION:
CTMC Kyle Clinic, 151A Kirkham Circle (Plum Creek)DATES:
Wimberley Community Center, 14068 Ranch Road 12DATES:
Participants are urged to spend an hour or more at the HealthCheck event to maximize their experience. After picking up lab results and taking advantage of the free lab result interpretations, access to more than 50 health-related exhibitors will be on site offering additional screenings and information. More than 30 booths offering free screenings/assessments will be marked with a red balloon. To learn what exhibitors will be available at this year’s fair, visit ctmc.org and click the HealthCheck banner on the home page.
Participants who have their blood drawn prior to HealthCheck will be able to pick up their results and review them with a clinical provider at the HealthCheck event on April 14 unless critical values are discovered, in which case the patient will be contacted by telephone immediately. Those who registered for on-site blood draws will receive their results by mail. Lab results are protected health information that may only be released to the patient. Photo ID is required to pick up results. If not picked up on April 14, participants will receive results in the mail after the event.
For more information about HealthCheck, please visit ctmc.org
and click on the HealthCheck banner. To register, please call CTMC’s CREATION Health Institute at (512) 753-3818, or visit the Community Resource Center located in the CTMC Main Lobby at 1301 Wonder World Drive in San Marcos.
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, 2011 and 2012, CTMC was named The Best Hospital in Hays County. CTMC also added a certified Chest Pain Center to its ER capabilities in 2011 and became an accredited Primary Stroke Center in 2013. In 2012, CTMC became the first operating room along the IH-35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio to be equipped with a da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery suite.
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 more nearly 8,300 licensed beds, providing care for 4.5 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.