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By: Coplin Health SystemsOctober 6, 2020

4 Reasons to Attend Women’s Health Day

With the month of October being nationally recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, many health officials and organizations take this opportunity to stress the importance of women’s health. During the month, thousands of awareness events are put together to educate people about breast cancer – a disease that affects roughly 1 in 8 women in the United States annually. These events also educate women on why proper check-ups and routine doctor visits are critical in maintaining health and wellness.

To show support, Coplin Health Systems will be hosting a Women’s Health Day on October 16th at Southern Local School Wellness Center from 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Participating women will have the opportunity to be screened for various tests and learn about the importance of routine check-ups.

Here are four reasons why you or a loved one in your life should take advantage of this event:

1. Various tests will be available.
Attendees can be screened for various labs including:
● Thyroid (TSH)
● Blood Count/Anemia (CBC)
● Cholesterol/HDL/LDL/Triglycerides (Lipids)
● Glucose/Electrolytes (CMP)
● HgbA1C
● Vitamin D

These tests can help determine your current health and detect any health complications, such as certain cancers, diabetes, etc. If identified early enough, some health issues can be treated.

2. You can discuss results with your health care provider.
Participants will be mailed their results soon after the event. You’ll then have the opportunity to discuss results to your own health care provider to discuss the outcome, or you can schedule an appointment with a provider from the Southern Local Wellness Center. Whichever you choose, the provider will explain the results, make suggestions on lifestyle changes, and determine what should be done next if the results have a negative outcome.

3. You’ll receive educational materials.
Along with the screening, the event will have plenty of educational resources available for participants to take home. Information on self-breasts exams will also be available.

4. You’ll have peace of mind.
The screening event will allow you to be tested for potential health concerns in one sitting and results will be available soon after – a quick and easy way to evaluate your health status. These results will give you an indication of your health and offer guidelines on how you can prevent future complications.

The cost to attend the event is $40 — cash, check, or credit card payment will be accepted. The payment will not be billed to an insurance company.

It’s advised that participants not eat or drink eight hours prior to testing.

Appointments are required to accommodate social distancing and wearing a mask is also requested for your visit. Call 740-949-2348 to schedule an appointment.

February 1, 2018

Coplin Welcomes Pediatric Physician

Dr. Cathy A. Dailey has joined our primary care staff as a pediatric physician. She is now seeing patients 18 and under at Parkersburg Family Care.

March 1, 2018

New Family Care Facility Opens in Parkersburg

Coplin Health Systems has opened a second family care clinic at 3705 Emerson Square in Parkersburg. For information, call 304.917.3530.

August 29, 2018

Coplin Health Systems Announces Departure of CEO, Derek Snyder, and Selection of Interim CEO

Coplin Health Systems and its Board are announcing that, effective September 7th, Derek Snyder, its CEO is departing the organization.