The health care professionals at
Southeast Georgia Health System believe it is never too late to learn how to achieve a healthier lifestyle--and
Community Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, September 17, is the place to start.
In addition to free and low-cost health screenings, Health System providers
and community health care professionals will be on site to provide information
on a variety of services and resources available in the community. Attendees
can also learn about the prevention and treatment of common chronic illnesses,
such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, balance disorders, cancer and
The free Community Health & Wellness Fair will take place on Saturday,
September 17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Camden County Recreation Center, 1050
Wildcat Drive in Kingsland.
Free Health Screenings – No appointment needed.
- Bone density
- Blood pressure
- Grip strength analysis
- Pulse oximetry (measures level of oxygen in the blood)
- Skin checks
- Vascular (detects blood vessel blockages that can put a person at risk
of stroke or aneurysm)
Heart Health Screenings – Includes an electrocardiogram (EKG) and lipid profile. Fasting
(12 hours). Appointments are required for the lipid profile; participants
will receive the results by mail.
Prostate Screening – Men age 40 and older, or those with risk factors, are encouraged
to participate in the free screening, which includes a prostate-specific
antigen (PSA) blood test. This test detects elevated proteins produced
by the prostate. A physician will review the PSA results to determine
if additional tests are necessary. Appointments are required for the prostate
screening; participants will receive the results by mail.
Breast Cancer Screenings – Scheduling a mammogram appointment is encouraged; however, walk-ins
are welcome. Most insurance plans are accepted and financial assistance
is available for qualifying patients. Results will be sent to the referring provider.
Medication Reviews – Attendees are encouraged to bring all medications, including prescriptions,
over-the-counter, vitamins and supplements, in their original bottles
for a one-on-one review with a licensed pharmacist to discuss possible
side effects or medication interactions.
Teddy Bear Clinic – Children can bring in one of their stuffed dolls or animals to
receive a check-up and some tender loving care for injuries, such as missing
buttons or tattered arms and legs. Health System team members will also
demonstrate a variety of medical treatments a child may encounter while
at the doctor’s office or hospital, such as checking vital signs.
For additional information about the Community Health & Wellness Fair
or to schedule a screening appointment, call 855-ASK-SGHS (855-275-7447) or visit