Uhrichsville, Ohio - Trinity Hospital Twin City’s Community Outreach Department is offering low-cost health screenings this Friday from 7:30 to 11:30 am at Mako’s Market at 240 E. Third St.

Blood tests to measure total cholesterol and glucose (sugar) levels will be available for $10 a person. This regular monthly health screen also includes measurements of HDL (the good cholesterol), LDL (the bad cholesterol) and triglycerides for no additional charge. Health screen participants can also receive a Hemoglobin A1C screening for $5. This is a blood test that measures blood sugar levels over three months. A1C screenings can reveal how well a person is managing his/her diabetes. Blood glucose tests are recommended for all adults who are overweight and/or have other risk factors for diabetes, and cholesterol checks are recommended for all adults at least once every five years or as directed by a doctor. Free blood pressure checks will also be available. 

No appointment is necessary to participate in the health screen.  A 10-12 hour fast is required for the blood tests, and participants are encouraged to continue drinking water while fasting. For more information, call 740-922-7450, ext. 2124.