Free Blood Work Testing on Wednesday, Nov. 14 in Rutherford County

The City ofLa Vergnehas partnered with the Mobile Health Unit to provide free health screening services to adults age 18 and older on Wednesday, November 14.  People who wish to take advantage of the service may stop in the La Vergne Senior Center between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon – no appointment is necessary. TheSeniorCenteris located at337 Stones River Rd.

“The wonderful people who offer the free health screenings typically concentrate on school-aged children when in La Vergne, so to be able to provide the service to adults will be very helpful for our community,” said Mayor Senna Mosley. “I encourage everyone to take advantage of this medical service, especially those who would otherwise be unable to consult with a medical professional.”

Height, weight, and blood pressure will be measured.  Heart, liver, and kidney functions will also be checked through comprehensive lab screening, along with 22 components of blood work, including cholesterol, glucose, iron, sodium, and potassium levels. People are asked to fast for 10 to 12 hours prior to the test, drink plenty of water, and continue to take medications as normal. Diabetics should NOT fast.  For the screening, wear sleeves that can be rolled up for the lab draw and to take blood pressure.

Once the lab work has been completed, confidential results will be mailed to the home address provided.

The free health screening is offered in partnership with theMiddleTennesseeMedicalCenter, MissionPoint, Saint Thomas Emergency and Event Medicine, The Guidance Center, and the Mobile Health Unit. For more detailed information about the screening, contact Kathy Ferrell at (615) 631-7739.

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