Health check is back!

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the health check is back!

Free, low-cost medical exams will soon be available in Bedford and Dundee. Health Check is a service sponsored by the United Way and ProMedica that has been popular in Monroe County for over 30 years and was just taking off in Lenawi County after four successful events in 2018 and 2019. Health Check offers low- or no-cost health checks that include blood testing for 22 panels For $20, free blood pressure check, free nutrition and medication counseling. Other blood tests are optional for a small fee: a HA1C (diabetes check) for $15, a Vitamin D deficiency check for $10 and a stool kit for $5. The Monroe County Health Department usually offers a range of vaccines for adults as well.

In addition to the Monroe County Health Department, Health Check community partners include ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital, the Center for Family Medicine, the Department of Health and Human Services, the District Agency on Aging, and RSVP volunteers. The costs of this event are minimal because of this collaborative partnership.

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