By Jamie Shuster
A healthy workforce is a happy workforce. Starting September 9, DHEC Central Office employees, their spouses, and retirees are invited to participate in our annual Prevention Partners health screenings.
Done in office, this annual screening offers a quick, convenient and affordable way for employees to take a proactive role in maintaining good health. Normally priced at $350, the Prevention Partners health assessment is just $15 for individuals covered by the state’s health insurance plans and $55 for those with alternative insurance coverage, including Medicare and Tricare.
The screenings, which are offered to DHEC employees across the state at different times of the year, provide a confidential Health Risk Appraisal including family history, lifestyle information, medical history, BMI, blood pressure and weight and comprehensive lab tests. In addition, men over 40 can receive a free prostate screening blood test.
The health screenings will take place from 8 a.m. to noon at:
- Sims Aycock Building – September 9 and 10, Room 4011
- Hayne Building – Parklane – September 16, Room 122
- Columbia Mills Building – September 25, Room 412
- Mills Jarrett Building – September 30, Room N400A
- Mills-Jarrett Building – October, 7, Room N400A
Additional tests will be offered for an extra fee. These include Hgb A1C ($20), Vitamin D ($25) and Testosterone ($20), as well the Hepatitis C ($30) antibody.
A positive sense of well-being is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle, both at work and at home. Take this opportunity to get screened. To sign up, please contact our Central Office Employee Health nurse Jessica Bryan.
Thank you to Jessica and all of our regional Employee Health nurses — Cindy Robertson, Karen Warren, Susan Watts, and Jane Yates — for helping to coordinate these preventive health screenings for our employees throughout the year.