BRUSH, Colo. — Starting Wednesday, Nov. 9, East Morgan County Hospital will offer a new program to provide the community easier access to health screenings and lab draws starting at $10.
“We are starting this program to help the local community take charge of their health,” said program organizer Andrew Michel. “These monthly events provide community members with direct contact to EMCH staff and provide people with resources to be proactive in their own health care.”
Each month will include booths and information and have a specific health focus and theme. The program begins every Wednesday at 6 a.m. with a lab draw, followed by either bone density scans or balance testing.
Additionally, there will be Good 4 You! healthy cooking classes, and starting at 11:30 a.m., lunch with Peter Sisneros, guest services manager at EMCH. For a $3 fee, lunch includes a meal for the participant as well. The Nov. 9 event, for example, will focus on diabetes with lab draws, bone density scans, information about diabetes and a flu shot clinic. Please see below for a tentative schedule of services provided each month.
“People want to be more knowledgeable about their health,” said Cindy Frock, lab senior manager at EMCH. “This program is an opportunity for people to get involved and ask questions when they follow up with their primary care physician. Most test results will be back to the patient within a week, making this a fast, reliable way for earlier detections of health-related issues or concerns.”
No appointment, insurance approval or doctor’s referral is necessary. Participants are to check in at the main hospital entrance for all tests and service locations.
Wellness Wednesday Tentative Schedule
- Nov. 9, 2016 – American Diabetes
- Dec. 13, 2016: Infection Prevention
- Jan. 11, 2017: Weigh and Win Program, and EMCH Open Gym and Pool
- Feb. 8, 2017: American Heart Health
March 8, 2017: Brain Injury Awareness
April 12, 2017: Occupational Therapy.
May 10, 2017: Speech Therapy and Better Sleep Month
June 14, 2017: Men’s Health and Sports Physicals
July 12, 2017: Massage Therapy and the benefits
August 9, 2017: Immunization Awareness
Sept. 13, 2017: EMCH Culinary and Healthy Food Choices
Oct. 11, 2017: Breast Cancer Awareness
Schedule is subject to change!