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, April 1 – Brittons Neck Elementary School, 223 Gresham Rd., Brittons Neck, 1-5 p.m.
- Friday, April 8 – Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 317 North Brockington St., Timmonsville, 1-5 p.m.
- Friday, April 15- Fitness Center at IH3, 148 Sauls St., Lake City, 1-5 p.m.
- Friday, April 22 – World Outreach Deliverance Ministries Inc., 636 Hwy 15 401 Bypass, Bennettsville 1-5 p.m.
The screenings 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 ARCH Director Paul DeMarco, MD at 843-661-1845 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.