Scheduling regular health screenings with your provider is the best way
to remain healthy and avoid serious illnesses and health concerns. Some
conditions, like high blood pressure, can be easily treated with a lifestyle
change or medication, but left untreated, high blood pressure may lead
to heart attack, stroke and even death. In addition to avoiding health
concerns, health screenings can also potentially catch illnesses early,
obtaining the best chance of recovery.
Many illnesses, such as cancer, are at their most treatable in their earliest
stages when you don’t yet display symptoms. The best way to catch
cancer in its earliest stage is through diagnostic testing, such as a
mammogram to screen for breast cancer or a prostate exam to screen for
prostate cancer. Self checks are important, as well; the more you know
about your body, the better you will be able to detect if a tumor or disease
In support of our community’s health and well-being, we offer a variety
of free and low cost screenings, including:
Get Screened for the Ones You Love.
Men age 40 and older, or those with any risk factors, are encouraged to
participate in the Health System’s free prostate-specific antigen
blood test screening. Test results will be mailed to each participant.
Appointments are required. To schedule your appointment, call 855-ASK-SGHS (855-275-7447).
Saturday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Community Health & Wellness Fair
Camden County Recreation Center, 1050 Wildcat Drive, Kingsland
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 4–7 p.m.
Brantley Family Medicine Center, 21300 Hwy. 82, Ste. C, Waynesville
Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Primary Care, 1022 Miller Lane
Thursday, Oct. 13, 4–7 p.m.
Southeast Georgia Health System Outpatient Care Center, 2500 Starling
Learn more about the health screenings we offer by clicking on the link below!
Upcoming Health Screenings
Should You Be Screened for Prostate Cancer?
Healthy Partners, Fall 2022
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men — second
only to skin cancer. Fortunately, screenings can find prostate cancer
early, which can make a difference in a man’s health. Doctors use
a digital rectal exam (DRE) and a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood
test to screen for prostate cancer. PSA (a substance made by the prostate
gland) is often elevated in men with prostate cancer or other prostate
Don't Miss This FREE Health Screenings
Healthy Partners, Summer 2020
Early detection can make a world of difference when it comes to beating
prostate cancer—a potentially serious disease that often has no
symptoms. That’s why Southeast Georgia Health System annually offers
free prostate cancer screenings. So men, mark your calendars and sign
up for one of these free screenings in August or September. No appointment
Yes, You Can Do This!
Healthy Partners, Summer 2019
Let’s just admit it: Getting screened for prostate cancer is not
exactly a fun activity. But it is a potentially lifesaving one —
and Southeast Georgia Health System makes it easy to do by offering free
prostate screenings for men 40 and older. The American Cancer Society
estimates that about one in every nine men will be diagnosed with prostate
cancer during his lifetime.
Fend Off Cancer
Healthy Partners, Winter 2018
Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer
diagnosed in men and women in the United States. But early screening measures
can help stop cancer in its tracks. For most people, age 50 is the recommended
age to begin colorectal cancer screening.