J.C. Blair Invites Women to Take Charge of Their Health
In celebration of National Womenís Health Week, May 10-16, J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital is asking women to take charge of their health. The Hospital is providing a series of events to give women an opportunity to participate in some very important health check-ups, screenings, education, and a luncheon program. Most of these events are free, but reservations are appreciated.
On Tuesday, May 12 and Wednesday, May 13, from 12:30 Ė 2:30 p.m., J.C. Blairís Bone Density Technologist is offering Free Heel Screenings to measure bone density which is used to screen for osteoporosis. Learn about prevention, testing and treatment of osteoporosis. No appointments are necessary. Call (814) 643-8833 for more information.
On Wednesday, May 13, at 12:00 noon, the Huntingdon County Alliance for Breast Care at J.C. Blair is sponsoring a Lunch & Learn Program at J.C. Blairís Education Center, across the parking lot from the Hospital. J.C. Blairís Breast Health team will announce an educational and outreach program funded by a grant from the Pittsburgh Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Advance reservations are requested by calling (814) 643-8833.
On Wednesday, May 13, Obstetrician/Gynecologist Ngozi Onukogu, M.D. is offering free screening check ups for uninsured women from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Although the check up is free to uninsured women, appointments are required and can be made by calling the office at (814) 643-3316. Check-ups will include height, weight, blood pressure check; heart, lung and breast exam; pap and pelvic exam.
The Hospital encourages women who have a primary care physician and insurance, to take the time to schedule their annual check-up that they may have been postponing.
In addition to the special events and screenings for National Womenís Health Week, J.C. Blair regularly offers the following free screenings and assessments:
FREE WOMENíS HEART HEALTH SCREENINGS: To schedule a heart health screening for the women in your organization, please call (814) 386-5729 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE LUNG SCREENINGS: For smokers and those exposed to secondhand smoke. Call (814) 643-8645 to schedule an appointment.
FREE MENTAL HEALTH ASSESSMENTS: For depression, anxiety disorder and other mental health concerns. Please call J.C. Blair Behavioral Health Community Assessment Center for an appointment at (814) 643-8880.
Women of all ages are invited to participate in any or all of these events. For more information, please call J.C. Blairís Marketing and Community Relations Office at (814) 643-8833 or log on to www.jcblair.org.