SEARHC offers free health screenings in Klawock

July 13 2011

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Health Promotion department will host free health screenings for adults age 18 and older on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 4-5, in Klawock. The free health screenings take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday at the Klawock School modulars (next to the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall). Participants are encouraged to schedule 20-minute appointments for their health screenings, but they can be seen as walk-in patients (be aware there may be a wait for walk-in patients). The biometric health screenings involve a simple blood test that gives people their non-fasting blood glucose, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) and blood pressure results. Health professionals will be available to discuss screening results with patients. The biometric health screenings don't replace a person's annual visit to their medical provider. However, the screening results can let people know if they are at risk for chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease or stroke. For more information or to make an appointment for your health screening, contact SEARHC Community Wellness Advocate June May in Klawock at 755-4959.