Howard Young Medical Center to Host Annual Community Health and Wellness Fair

(WOODRUFF, Wis.) – Howard Young Medical Center (HYMC) and the Ministry Medical Group (MMG) clinic in Woodruff will be hosting the Third Annual Community Health and Wellness Fair on Thursday, August 7, from 4 - 7 p.m., inside the hospital located at 240 Maple Street. Health fair visitors are asked to park and enter on the north side of the building at the MMG clinic entrance.

The health fair will feature FREE health screenings provided by associates from Howard Young Medical Center and the Ministry Medical Group Woodruff clinic. FREE clinical screenings will include non-fasting cholesterol testing, glucose screening, blood pressure checks, body mass index (BMI) screenings, and hearing screenings. Appointments are not necessary and the FREE screenings are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Cholesterol-testing patients must be 18 years of age and older.

“We really look forward to this event because it gives us an opportunity to interact with the community and provide free health services,” said Nurse Practitioner Amy Lavin, Ministry Medical Group in Woodruff. “Being informed about your healthcare and the services offered locally is the most important step you can take for living a healthy and active life.” Howard Young Medical Center, Ministry Medical Group, Marshfield Clinic, and community partners will be available with health and wellness information.

New this year is a teddy bear clinic. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite teddy bear, or other stuffed animal, to the health fair and have it examined by a Ministry Medical Group Woodruff provider. The teddy bear clinic is an opportunity for children to explore healthcare experiences and to learn about diabetes and healthy lifestyles.

The Auxiliary Howard Young Medical Center Gift Shop will be open during the health fair.

Volunteers play a prominent role at HYMC. Staff from the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) will be on hand, as will specially trained healthcare volunteers from HYMC’s pet therapy program. Dr. Kate Hospice Home Care and Ministry Home Health will also be available.

For more information on the Howard Young Medical Center Health and Wellness Fair, please contact Matt Thompson at 715.356.8368.


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