Free health checks available Saturday during Code Med

Staff reportJune 26, 2013 

Free health screenings for adults and children will be available Saturday during The Medical Center of Central Georgia’s Code Med.

The annual health fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Anderson Conference Center, 5171 Eisenhower Parkway, across from Middle Georgia State College.

There also will be health and safety tips and demonstrations, exhibits, education materials and giveaways from more than 50 community organizations and agencies.

Free health screenings include blood pressure, blood sugar, body fat analysis, cholesterol and depression. PSA screenings for prostate cancer will be available for men 45 and older. Health topics covered include cancer, diabetes, heart disease, mental health, stroke and living wills.

The health checks also include breast and skin exams. Appointments are required for them. To schedule one, call (478) 633-6336.

AngioScreen, a cardiovascular check, is available by appointment and costs $50. It takes 12 to 15 minutes. Call (800) 627-2393 to make an appointment.

The Georgia Child Identification Program also will be available. The program gives families a measure of protection against the disappearance of a child and provides law enforcement agencies with tools to help with the speedy recovery of a child. A single photo, fingerprinting, short video interview and DNA sample (from a mouth swab) of the child are compiled to a CD and given to the parents.

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