Bozeman Deaconess to offer Health Screening Day
Bozeman Deaconess Hospital is pleased to announce a new health event for
the Gallatin Valley—the community Health Screening Day. The Health
Screening Day will be held Saturday, April 26 from 7 am–1 pm on
the hospital's medical campus. Health professionals will offer laboratory
screenings, blood pressure readings, bone density testing, glucose finger
sticks, foot screenings, body mass index measurement, pulse oximetry testing
and hearing and vision checks.
The Health Screening Day will focus on the many screenings that will best
benefit the health of the people in our community. According to Connie
Martin, Marketing Communications Manager, "Our goal is to offer Health
Screening Day several times a year so those who aren't able to attend
the spring event will have additional opportunities throughout the year."
Laboratory screens will be available from 7 am-11 am. Please remember
to fast for 12-14 hours before your blood draw. Although most of the screenings
are free, there is a charge for laboratory screening, which are offered
at a greatly reduced price. Payment is accepted in cash, checks and major
· Colon cancer screens ($7.50)
· Comprehensive chemistry screening panels ($27)
· C-reactive protein screens ($14)
· Prostate specific antigen-PSA ($17)
· Hemoglobin A1C ($17)
· Homocysteine ($17)
In addition to laboratory screenings, participants will be able to determine
if they're at risk for falls by taking a balance/posture test provided
by physical therapists; free mental health screening assessments will
be offered and participants will receive immediate confidential feedback;
and Body Mass Index (BMI) testing is available.
Martin says information about sleep disorders, infertility, breast health
and self-exams, end-of-life issues and community CPR classes will also
be available. Synergy Medical Spa will offer free chair massages and provide
information about spa services.
Bozeman Deaconess partners, including the United Way of Greater Gallatin
County and The Wellness Community–Montana, will be on hand to offer
early childhood advice and support and information for people with cancer.
Participants can also take the opportunity to take a "behind the
scenes" tour of our newly integrated Bozeman Deaconess Cancer Center
(at 9:30 am); our Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory (at 10:00 am) and
tour the new state-of-the-art Laboratory Services (11:30 am).
Health Screening Day will also feature 20-minute healthy cooking demonstrations
by nutrition services staff.
For more information about Health Screening Day at Bozeman Deaconess call
522-1644 or visit www.bozemandeaconess.org.