Bellin Health to offer free health assessments

03/19/2010

OCONTO — Bellin Health is offering residents in and around the Oconto area a free health assessment to anyone over the age of 18 who hasn’t seen a doctor in the past three years.

“Statistics show that individuals who get regular checkups with a health care provider tend to live longer, healthier lives,” said Dr. Charles Heyka, Bellin Health Family Medical Center-Oconto. “That’s why we’re offering free health assessments and encouraging patients to have regular visits with their primary care physician.”

The free assessment, valued at $355, includes lab work to screen total cholesterol and glucose levels, liver function and chemistry panel. An appointment is required.

In addition, an appointment will be scheduled with one of several Bellin providers to check blood pressure and body mass index levels and review the results.

Participants are encouraged to fast for 10 hours before their appointment for more accurate results, although morning medications and water are allowed.

For more information on the free assessment or to schedule an appointment, please call (888) 758-7373.