Mercy St. Francis Hospital Plans Family Health Festival

May 9, 2014

Free or reduced-cost screenings offered May 31

Whether you’re a new parent, part of a family busting at the seams or an empty-nester, Mercy St. Francis Hospital wants you to stay healthy at any age.

The hospital is hosting a Family Health Festival on Saturday, May 31, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Mountain View Community Center, located at 125 E. 1st St.

Participants can expect free liver and kidney tests, as well as a free complete blood count that checks for anemia, infection and chronic inflammatory processes.

The following reduced-cost lab screenings will be offered:

  • $25 Health Panel for Men (Fasting lipid profile, hemoglobin A1C, TSH, PSA, CBC, ALT, and Creat)
  • $20 Health Panel for Women (Fasting lipid profile, hemoglobin A1C, TSH, Iron, CBC, ALT, and Creat)
  • $5 Fasting Lipid Profile (cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL and calculated LDL)
  • $5 Hemoglobin A1C (standard tool to monitor blood sugar control in diabetics)
  • $5 Iron level check
  • $10 Thyroid function test
  • $10 Prostate cancer screening

Mercy St. Francis Hospital will also provide healthy activities, including zumba and Tai Chi demonstrations, texting and driving presentations, car seat checks and a nutritional session. Mercy Therapy Services will also be engaging participants in classic lawn games with several prizes up for grabs. Local vendors will be set up to provide information on keeping families happy and healthy.

No registration is required for the Family Health Festival; participants will be screened on a first-come, first-served basis. Also remember to fast for 12 hours prior to having your blood drawn. Healthy refreshments and door prizes will be provided. For more information, call 417-934-7079 or visit