FLORENCE – The Francis Marion University Advancing Rural Community Health (ARCH) Program will sponsor a series of free health screenings for the general public at the following locations:
- Friday, Oct. 22 – Outreach Family Fellowship, 136 Pee Dee Church Rd., Dillon, 1-5 p.m.
- Friday, Oct. 29 – Smyrna United Methodist Church, 882 Burnt Factory Rd., Bennettsville, 1-5 p.m.
- Friday, Nov. 5 – Main Street United Methodist Church, 210 N. Main St., McColl, 1-5 p.m.
- Friday, Nov. 12 – Helping Hands Free Clinic, 518-C South Main St., Mullins, 1-5 p.m.
- Friday, Nov. 19 – Monument of Faith Christian Ministries, 702 Georgetown St., Marion, 1-5 p.m.
- Friday, Dec. 3 – Berea Convention Center, 1062 Hwy 38 S, Bennettsville, 1-5 p.m.
The screenings will consist of height, weight, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, blood sugar, and total cholesterol. Diabetics and those at risk for diabetes will also be offered a hemoglobin A1C (a test that measures diabetic control over the previous three months). All blood work will be done by finger stick and results will be immediately available. No appointments are necessary and fasting is not required.
For more information about the screenings or the ARCH program, contact the ARCH office at (843)661-1845 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.