UHRICHSVILLE - Trinity Hospital Twin City’s Community Outreach Department will be hosting a health screen event this Friday, July 12th, from 7:30 to 11:30 am at Mako’s Market. 

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.  Cholesterol checks are recommended for all adults at least once every five years or sooner as directed by a doctor, and blood glucose tests are recommended for all adults who are overweight and/or have other risk factors for diabetes, 

For $5, health screen participants can receive a Hemoglobin A1C screening, a blood test that measures blood sugar levels over three months. A1C screenings can reveal how well a person is managing his/her diabetes. Free blood pressure checks will also be available. 

No appointment is necessary to participate in the health screen.  A 10 to 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.