Cholesterol Finger-sticks on WOW this September
Cholesterol Finger-sticks on WOW this September

Cholesterol Finger-sticks on WOW this September

Hospital

Wyandot On Wheels is offering a special on cholesterol testing this September in recognition of National Cholesterol Education Month.

WOW staff members will perform a finger-stick cholesterol test for $20 with results available in just 2-4 minutes. A medical provider will share the results and discuss risk factors for heart disease.

Cholesterol is a waxy substance found naturally in our blood. Our bodies need cholesterol to build healthy cells, but too much cholesterol can collect and build up on the inside walls of our arteries. This build up can increase our risk for heart disease.

The WOW visits are scheduled throughout the county on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The bus is parked just north of the square in Sycamore on the first Wednesday of each month. On the second Wednesday, WOW is at the Forest VFW. The bus travels to the Nevada United Methodist Church on the third Wednesday, and the fourth Wednesday of every month finds WOW at the Harpster Township Hall. The Carey Senior Depot hosts WOW every Thursday.

Wyandot On Wheels offers lab draws for blood tests and community health screenings. The physician-ordered lab draws are billed to patients’ insurances. The screenings are a special outreach offering of the hospital for low-cost services that are important indicators for disease and health status.

In addition to blood draws, WOW Coordinator Michelle Gullifer offers free blood pressure checks and schedules screening mammograms for early detection of cancer. She welcomes phone calls (419-294-4991, extension 1969), emails (mgullifer@wyandotmemorial.org) or visits to WOW for more information about the community visits or monthly specials.