Mountain statesman | To advertise a wholesome life, GCH gives summer time well being honest

GRAFTON — Grafton City Hospital (GCH) is committed to making sure residents stay as healthy as possible, and after the huge success of their spring health fairs, staff have decided to extend the specials into the summer.

“We will be hosting another resident health fair this summer,” said Nick Jachelski, director of the clinical laboratory at Grafton City Hospital. “Our summer health fair takes place from Monday to Friday from August 2nd to 6th, with appointments daily from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.”

And just like the previous health fairs earlier this year, patients no longer have to queue up and wait for tests.

“Many participants were enthusiastic that the long waiting times as in previous years are no longer necessary,” said Jachelski. “Everything seemed to be going smoothly and we were able to drive the patients in and out relatively quickly. That is why we decided to stick to the new way of organizing the Heidemesse. “

The event will be held five hours a day for five days to allow patients to attend the health fair, and to ensure the safety of attendees and staff, the hospital schedules four individuals an hour to try to make up their time maximize.

During the event, attendees report to the hospital shed where they usually do their COVID-19 tests for paperwork. You will be asked to park in a designated parking lot for visitors to the health fair in order to fill out the information pack.

“As soon as you have filled out the package, we take your cell phone number and call you when it is your turn to come to the shed for your tests,” reveals Jachelski.

At the health fair, individuals can have a GCH Executive Profile drawn up, which includes a comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) that measures 14 different substances in your blood and provides vital information about your body’s chemical balance and metabolism; a lipid panel that measures your cholesterol and triglycerides; a complete blood count (CBC), which measures red blood cells and hemoglobin, white blood cells, and platelets; and a thyroid stimulating hormone (DBS) test to find out how well the thyroid is working.

This set of tests is priced at $ 35.

In addition, a PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test for $ 15, a hemoglobin A-1C test for $ 15, a vitamin D test for $ 30, and a blood typing for $ 10 are available for men. Dollars and a SARS test are offered. The CoV-2 antibody IgG test is given for $ 42.

Patients can choose any test individually or a combination of any of the above tests, but patients are reminded that these are all fasting tests.

“The fast must be completed for 12 hours before blood is drawn,” Jachelski noted.

Test results are available to participants in just 48 hours and can be accessed in a number of ways.

When registering, individuals have the option of uploading the test results to the hospital’s patient portal, accessing them by e-mail or having them sent directly to their home.

Attendees must call Grafton City Hospital Patient Access at 304-265-0400 to schedule an appointment for the health fair. During this time, if they wish, they can prepay for the tests they wish to have.

“We will accept cash, checks and major credit cards during the event,” said Jacheklski. “Be sure to call and secure your place.”

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