Health screenings offered in November

The Campus Recreation and Fitness Center will host a Fall Health Check Nov. 4 and 5 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. The health check will take place in the Fitness Center. A blood screening will take place in Room 216, and a vascular screening will be in Room 214. Cookeville Regional Medical Center is partnering with Campus Recreation and the Fitness Center to offer the health check. Phlebotomists from Cookeville Regional Medical Center will be administering the blood screening. The blood tests that can be performed include comprehensive chemistry profile for $15, lipid profile for $10, thyroid panel for $40, prostate specific antigen for $15, and complete blood count for $10.

“This is an affordable service, and all of the money goes to the hospital,” Ramona Pennington, Health Promotions Coordinator, said. The health check is open to all students, staff, alumni and family of alumni. Vascular screening tests that can be performed include stroke screening/carotid artery for $45, abdominal aneurysm screening for $45, Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening for $58, and a discounted complete vascular package for $125.

“The health check has actually saved people’s lives,” Pennington said. “A man practically diagnosed his own cancer, because he saw his own numbers rapidly change and took his results to his doctor,” Pennington explained.

Fasting is required 12 hours before the comprehensive or lipid profile blood is drawn. And patients are not to eat two hours before the abdominal aneurysm.

For more information, call (931) 372-6511.