Monday, October 19th, 2020

PHH hosts Check-Up Day in lieu of health fair

Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020

Parkview Huntington Hospital will host a Check-Up Day on two days in October to offer lab testing. The event will be held as an alternative to the hospital’s health and wellness fair, Healthy Steps, which was cancelled in July due to concerns about large gatherings and ongoing spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

“We know many area residents who normally attend Healthy Steps get lab work done in the spring or fall and then meet with their primary care physicians to discuss results and next steps for their health,” said Juli Johnson, president, PHH. “Even though we can’t offer the usual wellness fair screenings and other features, we wanted to enable people to still get their lab tests done. To make that happen we’ve partnered with the Parkview Center for Healthy Living to offer Check-Up Day, which is focused on lab testing.”

Center for Healthy Living team members will be in the Wellness Classrooms at PHH on Monday, October 12, and Saturday, October 17, from 7 to 9:30 a.m. Pre-registration by phone is required, and spacing will be established to allow social distancing. Masks must be worn at all times.

Slots are very limited for both dates. Call (260) 266-6500 or (844) 835-0003 to pre-register. Callers should leave a message including their name, phone number and their selection of either the October 12 or October 17 date.

The Center for Healthy Living will provide the lab draws and pre-registration services. Payment must be made 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.

“We’re very pleased we can offer Check-Up Day so people can get the tests they need while still being confident that appropriate precautions are being taken,” said Johnson. “Above all, we always want our patients, co-workers and visitors to be safe.”