St. Rose Health Center staff members and volunteers will be on hand from 6:30 to 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 for the next blood screenings. The public is encouraged to attend the walk-in event.
Services include a $25 blood profile that entails a complete blood count; comprehensive analysis of more than 20 blood chemistries; lipid profile for a breakdown of cholesterol and triglyceride numbers; and a thyroid test.
Fasting for 10-12 hours is highly recommended for a blood profile.
However, fasting isn’t necessary for the other three tests at the screening. These tests include the $25 Vitamin D test; $16 PSA that checks a man’s prostate; and the $7.50 HGBA1C test for diabetes.
It is not necessary to have a doctor’s referral or an appointment. Results will be mailed 5-7 business days after the tests and patients can give the results to their doctors if they choose. Cash and checks are accepted.
“With the recent addition of the Vitamin D test, we anticipate our monthly blood screenings will become even more popular,” said Karen Stewart, medical lab technician. “All of us at St. Rose are pleased we can provide this convenient, affordable service to the community.”
St. Rose specializes in primary care, prevention and wellness. Services include St. Rose Family Medicine, Convenient Care Walk-in Clinic, Great Bend Internists, imaging, Cardiac Rehab, Special Nursing Services, one-day surgical procedures, Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice and a comprehensive Specialty Clinic. St. Rose is co-owned by Hays Medical Center and Centura Health.