VMH completes Wellness Tour at local high schools

Veterans Memorial Hospital staff recently completed its annual high school basketball wellness games tour visiting all the neighboring schools of Monona, Postville, Lansing and Waukon, offering free wellness testing at each location.

Over 100 free wellness tests were completed on individuals who stopped at the booth. Information on sports nutrition and sports injuries was handed out, as well as a focus on the community wellness testing offered at the Laboratory at Veterans Memorial Hospital.

The hospital began offering community wellness testing last spring to accommodate those individuals with rising health insurance premiums and deductibles that would forgo these important tests due to the cost. The following blood tests are offered at a low, individual, out-of-pocket rate: Cholesterol, Blood Sugar/Diabetes, Thyroid, Kidney Function, Uric Acid, Hemoglobin, Calcium, Liver Function, Vitamin D, Prostate Health, Potassium and Sodium. While these tests do not take the place of regular medical care, they are a tool for patients to monitor their own health and wellness.

These tests are available to anyone in the community by just walking into the Lab between the hours of 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and requesting any of a number of tests, all without a physician’s order. Results are then mailed to the individual within five business days and can then be shared with the medical provider.

For further information, call the Veterans Memorial Hospital Laboratory at 563-568-3411 or visit the hospital’s website at www.veteransmemorialhospital.com to download the community wellness testing form.
 

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