Health screening to be held in Myrtle Beach

GEORGETOWN, SC (WMBF) — Georgetown Hospital System will sponsor a Regional Health Screening from 7:30–10:30 a.m. Friday, May 2, at Forestbrook Baptist Church gymnasium in Myrtle Beach.

The event is one of several that GHS offers throughout the year for the community and includes a variety of health screenings, many of which are free, as well as information about GHS programs and physicians and tips for a healthy lifestyle.

Screenings that are offered for a fee include chemistry- blood panel, $20; complete blood count, $20; thyroid screening, $15; diabetes (hemoglobin A1C), $15; PSA for men, $15. Blood panel tests require a 10- to 12-hour fast.

Free screenings include those for blood pressure, osteoporosis, hearing, vision, blood sugar and oral cancer, as well as body mass index. Qualification information for free mammograms also will be available.

Registration packets are available in the lobby area at Georgetown Memorial Hospital and at Waccamaw Community Hospital, as well as at the screening event.

For more information, contact the GHS Community Health Education Department at 520.8447, or go to

Forestbrook Baptist Church is located at 2051 Forestbrook Road, Myrtle Beach.

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