Hospital to offer low-cost screenings

GREENFIELD — Hancock Regional Hospital will offer low-cost blood work and diagnostic imaging screenings or scans to county residents as part of the 33rd annual Heartbeats Health Festival, 7 a.m. to noon April 23 at the hospital.

Diagnostic imaging screenings or scans will be performed by appointment. Call 317-467-4600 to schedule. Those getting diagnostic screenings done must check in at the main hospital entrance. Diagnostic imaging screenings or scans available are:

•Arterial evaluations (carotid, abdominal aorta or lower extremity); age restrictions apply: $35 each or $100 for all.

•Cardiac score: $49; recommended for those with a history of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure or elevated cholesterol.

•Lung screen: $99; recommended for long-time smokers older than 50.

•Dexa scan (bone density): $35; recommended for women 50 or older or post-menopausal.

•Skin cancer screenings: free; offered by appointment only.

•EKGs: $10; call 317-468-4600 for an appointment and criteria.

Those interested in lab screenings must register at the Hancock Surgery Center entrance. Screenings will be performed on a first-come, first-served basis, and the screenings available will be:

•Chemistry profile: $30; includes cholesterol readings, blood sugar, triglycerides and 20 other screening tests (must fast for 12 hours before screening)

•Hemoglobin A1C: $15; recommended for people with Type 2 diabetes. Test indicates how blood sugar levels have been controlled over time.

•hsC-reactive protein: $20; tests for a cardiovascular risk marker

•Homocystine: $25; cardiovascular risk marker

•Prostate specific antigen: $25

•Thyroid stimulating hormone: $15

•Vitamin D: $50

For more information, call 317-468-4383 or email lgarrity@hancockregional.org.

Some screenings slots could still be available the day of the event for those who did not make an appointment.

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Rorye Hatcher is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at ​317-477-3211 or rhatcher@greenfieldreporter.com.