Free Health Screenings at Sam’s Club Starting February 9, 2013

Free Health Screenings

As every mom knows, healthcare costs are expensive and continue to skyrocket. Many families don’t have insurance, and even those that do face ever-increasing deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses. Sadly, many families go without healthcare, and avoid basic tests in order to save money. Health checkups can be very costly.

This is why I’m excited to see that Sam’s Club is offering a series of free health screenings for both members and guests starting tomorrow, February 9. Our families’ health is of primary importance, and it’s great to see that Sam’s Club is offering these screening events nine times throughout the year with a variety of tests being offered:

2/9/2013
Heart Health: Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, Total Cholesterol, Glucose and HDL Cholesterol (HDL), and Vision

3/9/2013
Allergy: Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, Allergy testing (top 20 allergens), and Vision

4/13/2013
Oral Health: Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, Total Cholesterol, Glucose, Dental Tabs, and Vision

5/11/2013
Healthy Weight: Healthy Skin Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, Dermascan (limited clubs, indicates skin damage from the sun), Cortisol, Weight, Height, Waist Circumference, and Vision

6/8/2013
Men’s Health: Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, PSA for men (Prostate-Specific Antigen), TSH for women (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) and Vision

7/13/2013
Healthy Aging: Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, Amsler Grid (Macular Degeneration), Total Cholesterol, Glucose and Vision

8/10/2013
Children’s Health and Back to School: Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, Dental Tabs, Take home DNA swab kits, Child Safety ID Kits, and Vision

9/14/2013
Diabetes Awareness: Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, Glucose, A1C (for known diabetics) and Vision

10/12/2013
Women’s Health: Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, PSA for men, TSH for women, take home gel breast self exam kits and Vision

It should be noted that screening types and quantities may vary by Club, and the health checks will only be available at the 563 Clubs with a pharmacy. Check with your local Sam’s Club for more information and exact times of the event.

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