FLORENCE – The Francis Marion University ARCH (Advancing Rural Community Health) Program will sponsor a series of free health screenings for the general public at the following locations:
- Friday, Feb. 18 – Kingstree Wellness Center, 912 Fourth Ave., Kingstree, 1-5 p.m.
- Friday, Feb. 25 – FMU Center for the Child, 524 Francis Marion Rd., Florence, 1-5 p.m.
- Friday, March 4 – Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 2701 Old Wire Rd., Wallace, 1-5 p.m.
- Friday, March 11-Wallace Elementary/Middle School, 3643 Hwy. 9 West, Wallace, 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.
Free nutrition counseling will be offered to those interested in weight loss or better control of diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol.
For more information about the screenings or the ARCH program, contact the ARCH office at 843-661-1845 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.