Health Department program Tuesday

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The Switzerland County Health Department has announced that it will hold the first of its new screening clinics this Tuesday, March 31st.

The program will begin that morning at 8 a.m., and will continue until all participants have been screened.

Screenings will be conducted for diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure, and hemoglobin. Any participants who have abnormalities show up in their screens will be notified.

Those wanting to participate in the screenings should not eat prior to coming to the clinic.

Appointments are available by calling Betty Lucas or Donna Faber at the health department (812) 427-3220. Walk ins will also be accepted. No one will be turned away.

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This is the first of a series of clinics that will be held at the Switzerland County Health Department every eight weeks for new patients and follow ups. The screenings will be administered on Tuesdays; and there will be two nurses available for the service.

These screenings will allow patients early detection of any abnormality and to seek medical care in the early stages for a longer and healthier life. Results of the outcome of the screenings will be maintained for comparison, according to health department staff.

In the event of anomalies which require further medical treatment, ever attempt to procure monetary assistance, if needed, will be provided.

For more information, contact the Switzerland County Health Department at 427-3220.