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8/12/2016

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Offers Lab Wellness Screenings for Reduced Price


Highland, IL – Those who missed the HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Spring Health Fair now have the opportunity to receive lab screenings at health fair pricing every Thursday at St. Joseph’s Hospital – Highland. St. Joseph’s Hospital is now offering wellness blood screening lab tests every Thursday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. with no need for an appointment or a physician’s order.
 
“This is a great service for our community,” said Justin Cox, Laboratory Director at St. Joseph’s Hospital. “If someone didn’t make it out to the health fair, or even if they did and want to have a test updated to monitor progress, this is a great opportunity for them to have select blood tests tested at a reduced price.”
 
Wellness screenings offered through this program include:
  • PSA (men only) - $15: Prostate specific antigen measures a specific protein produced by the male prostate, and is used to help detect prostate cancer or other prostate abnormalities.
  • Vitamin D - $15: Measures the amount of vitamin D in the blood and possible deficiencies, which can determine bone abnormalities.
  • TSH - $15: The thyroid-stimulating hormone evaluates thyroid function and/or symptoms of a thyroid disorder, including hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.
  • Hemoglobin A1C - $10: Provides a record of the average blood glucose levels over the past three months.
  • Lipid Panel - $15 (fasting required): The lipid panel helps determine an individual’s risk of heart disease, ensuring proper diagnosis and treatment for borderline or high risk issues. 
“We know that access to services and screenings is a concern for our community,” said Amy Liefer, Director of Communications at St. Joseph’s Hospital. “We want to increase that access and make it affordable. Offering select screenings to our community at health fair pricing is something we believe will benefit many people.”
 
Payment for wellness blood screenings is due at the time of service and cannot be billed to insurance. The wellness blood screenings cannot be combined with a physician’s order. Test results will be mailed to patients. For more information about wellness blood screening tests, please call 618-651-2780.

Media Contacts

Ashley Gramann
Communications Manager
Phone: 618-651-2589
Ashley.Gramann@hshs.org
 
Terriann Tharp
Division Director, Marketing & Communications
Phone: 217-347-1275
terriann.tharp@hshs.org