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PHH hosts Check-Up Day; Healthy Steps on hold

Posted: Friday, March 12, 2021

Parkview Huntington Hospital (PHH) will host a Check-Up Day in May to offer limited lab testing. The event will be held as a small-scale alternative to the hospital’s regular health and wellness fair, Healthy Steps, which has been suspended since last spring due to concerns about large gatherings and community spread of COVID-19.

PHH has partnered again with the Parkview Center for Healthy Living to offer Check-Up Day on Wednesday, May 19, from 7 to 9:30 a.m., in the hospital’s first-floor Wellness Classrooms.

Center for Healthy Living team members will be providing lab draws for individuals who have registered for appointments in advance. Pre-registration by phone is required, and spacing will be established to allow social distancing. Masks must be worn properly over nose and mouth at all times.

Appointment slots are very limited. Due to high demand, pre-registration for an additional Check-Up Day on May 5 has only a handful of slots remaining. Call (260) 266-6500 to pre-register. Callers should leave a message including their name and phone number.

The Center for Healthy Living provides pre-registration services. Payment is in advance and by credit card only. Individuals calling to pre-register will receive a reminder call from a Center team member, who will collect the credit card information. On the business day prior to the selected Check-Up Day event, the individual’s credit card will be charged for the tests they’ve chosen.

Tests offered will be familiar to Healthy Steps guests, and will include these single tests: hemogram ($10); prostate specific antigen, or PSA ($30), for men over 50; thyroid stimulating hormone, or TSH ($30); hemoglobin A1C ($20); and vitamin D ($40). Wellness packages A, B, C and D all offer a lipid profile and comprehensive metabolic profile. Package A is $35. Package B adds a hemogram to the other two tests for a cost of $45. Package C adds the hemogram plus hemoglobin A1C and TSH test for a cost of $80. Package D is the same as Package C but adds the PSA for men and costs $105.

Individuals selecting wellness packages should fast for 10 to 12 hours ahead of their appointment time. Sips of water and regular medications may be taken while fasting. Questions should be directed to (260) 266-6500.

PHH will also host Check-Up Day events on September 15 and 29 from 7 to 9:30 a.m. For additional information on other Parkview facilities hosting Check-Up Days in 2021, visit www.parkview.com/checkupdays.