The United Way of Monroe/Lenawee Counties & Partners to Offer Health Check

The United Way of Monroe/Lenawee Counties is hosting a “Health Check” that offers low cost health testing. The event will be held on Thursday, October 24th from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church of Adrian (1245 W. Maple Ave., Adrian). Cost of the blood panel is $20 for a 22-test series. The main test offered is a Blood Panel comprised of 22 tests to include a complete blood count, glucose, kidney function, sodium, potassium, chloride, carbon dioxide, thyroid function, and total cholesterol check. Additional tests are available at low costs.

They include the following: A Vitamin D test which measures how much vitamin D is in your body. Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones, and a lack of it can lead to health problems, including cardiovascular disease. A HA1C (Also called Glycohemoglobin) a blood test that is an aid in diagnosing and monitoring diabetes. It is an index of the person’s blood sugar from the previous few months. Colorectal Cancer take home kits that may detect early warning signs for ulcers, cancer, or colitis are sold. All tests range in price from $5.00 to $20.00. A limited supply of free coupons for the blood panel tests is available. Contact the United Way at 517-264-6821 or one of the community partners listed.

Collaboration partners for Health Check include the Family Medical Center, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Lenawee County Health Department, First Presbyterian Churches of Tecumseh and Adrian. The costs for this project are held to a minimum due to the partnership collaborations.

Funding for the project comes from The United Way of Monroe/Lenawee Counties, while the partners help to supply staffing and volunteers. “We could not provide this service to the community without our community partners,” said Connie L. Carroll, executive director of the United Way of Monroe/Lenawee Counties.

Blood pressures are always taken before blood draws can be made. Health Check also offers memory testing, vision and hearing tests. Other information and services include legal information from Legal Services of South Central Michigan, programs and services from the Lenawee Health Department, Visiting Angels, Area Agency on Aging, Community Action Agency and more. A Drug Take-Back drop box will also be on site for safe disposal of unused or expired medications (non-liquid) with oversight by Adrian Police Department.

Before leaving the site each individual has a private consultation with a registered nurse to review any questions or concerns. Test Results are mailed to the individuals’ home address and it is their responsibly to take the results to their medical professional.

For more information you can contact the United Way of Monroe/Lenawee Counties at 517-264-6821 or visit the website www.unitedwaymlc.org. NOTE: If Maple Ave. is still under re-construction, the First United Methodist Church of Adrian has a back entrance off Maumee Ave.

*Information in this story courtesy of a press release*

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