The Cass County Health System (CCHS) is offering low-cost community blood screenings for people ages 18 and over during September in Atlantic, Anita, Griswold, and Massena. Mitch Whiley, CCMH Laboratory Director, says “Regular blood screenings are a valuable tool in the early detection and treatment of many chronic diseases.”
The screenings will be held in the following locations, dates and times:
CCMH Atrium, Atlantic, 7 – 9 am on:
• Wednesday, September 16th
• Thursday, September 17th
• Friday, September 18th
• Saturday, September 19th
• Wednesday, September 23rd
• Thursday, September 24th
• Friday, September 25th
• Saturday, September 26th
Anita Medical Center, 7 – 9 am, on:
Monday, September 28th
Griswold Medical Center, 7 – 8 am, on:
Tuesday, September 29th
Massena Medical Center, 7 – 8 am, on:
Wednesday, September 30th
Appointments can be made by calling 712-249-0667. The cost for the blood profile is $35. The basic blood profile includes the following: Lipid Panel (total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL), Glucose, Complete Blood Count (CBC), Liver Function, Kidney Function, and Thyroid Screening.
The PSA test (Prostate Specific Antigen) is available to men for an additional $20. The cost for a blood profile with A1c is $47, and a Vitamin D screening is an additional $30.
Participants should fast overnight before their appointment, although a small amount of water or black coffee the morning of the blood draw is fine.