To find out about future health screenings, please call 601-399-0501.
Health screenings and assessments can save lives. Complimentary health screenings and assessments are offered throughout the year. The events are held at South Central Place and members of the community are encouraged to participate. Wellness screenings are provided free of charge by the South Central Health Care Foundation with funds generated through annual foundation fundraisers. Although screenings and assessments are free, an appointment is required.
Upcoming Complimentary Screenings:
- Varicose Vein Screening – July 20th at The Vein Center in Laurel
Varicose veins are tortuous, swollen veins that appear just below the surface of the skin, usually on the legs. Since most people keep them concealed, the general population is unaware just how common they really are. Varicose veins occur in 1 in 2 people over the age of 50 — affecting more than 30 million Americans. The Vein Center, a South Central Clinic, is offering a free vein screening for the community on Thursday, July 20th from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. The screening will be held at 1410 Jefferson Street in Laurel, located behind South Central Urgent Care. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 601-425-7522.
- Non-Fasting Cholesterol Screening – August 17th at South Central Place in Laurel
Having high blood cholesterol puts you at risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. High cholesterol has no symptoms, so many people don’t know that their cholesterol is too high. The South Central Health Care Foundation will be performing a free non-fasting blood test to check your levels on Thursday, August 17th. The screening is free, but an appointment is required. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 601-399-0501.
- Kidney Screening – August 30th at South Central Place in Laurel
An estimated 31 million people in the United States have chronic kidney disease (CKD). The Mississippi Kidney Foundation will be providing a free blood test on Wednesday, August 30th, to determine if you have kidney disease. This simple blood test measures your eGFR and Creatinine, both of which determine how well your kidneys are functioning. With just one finger stick, your results are available in 30 seconds. Walk-in’s welcome. No appointment necessary. The Mississippi Kidney Disease Foundation is offering a free kidney disease screening for the community on Wednesday, August 30th at South Central Place. For more information, call 601-399-0501.