Gundersen St. Joseph’s to offer free health screenings

Gundersen St. Joseph’s will host another round of free health screenings in the lower level of the Elroy Public Library from 7–11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.

The screenings will consist of a free cholesterol panel and fasting blood-sugar test, both of which require a simple finger prick of blood and could help indicate unknown health conditions such as high cholesterol or risk of diabetes.

Individuals can also have their blood pressure checked by a registered nurse, talk privately about their test results and have snacks in the process.

Other medical staff will be on hand to provide information regarding staying fit, weight management, cancer prevention, stress management, nutrition and quitting smoking.

Cholesterol and fasting blood sugar tests require nine hours of fasting prior to taking the test. Free health screenings last about 20 minutes and are by appointment only. There are a limited number of appointments available, so participants are encouraged to call early to schedule their appointment. For more information, or to make an appointment, call (608) 489-8280.

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