The Braxton County Rotary Club, in conjunction with WVU Medicine’s Braxton County Memorial Hospital has announced the dates for their Spring Blood Screening. The low-cost testing will again be expanded to more than the typical one-day event. The event will follow much the same format as their past two screenings to comply with COVID restrictions and reduce wait times.
Participants can have a basic panel of 35 popular blood tests for the low price of $35. In addition, several tests can be added for a very nominal price: TSH (Thyroid) $10, PSA (Men only) $20, Seasonal Flu Shot $18, and Hemoglobin A1c $15.
All participants will have to pre-register and be assigned a time to have their blood drawn. This results in extremely short wait times. This year the event will take place on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday prior to Saturday, April 23 as well as the same three days following the Saturday event.
Those who find the weekdays more convenient will have their blood drawn at BCHM’s old Community Health Center location between the hours of 7:00 and 10:00 AM. Participants may choose from Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, April 20th, 21st and 22nd as well as April 27th, 28th and 29th. The Saturday event will be from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Time slots need to be pre-arranged and are assigned on a first come first serve basis. Participants are also reminded that they must complete a registration form to retain the time they select. The week-day events will be held in the building in front of the Hospital’s main entrance. Please follow the signs.
The Saturday event will be held in the former Community Health Center facility in the southern most portion of the BCMH building through the end entrance. Again, please follow the signs.
When patients register, they will be assigned a time and are asked not to arrive more than five minutes before their scheduled appointment. Times will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis, so participants are encouraged to register early. A special portal is available to reserve a time slot at: https://rotaryscreen.as.me
Scheduling by mail is still available. Once the application is processed the patient will be advised by telephone exactly what time has been assigned to them. Patients may also call the Citizens’ News office at 304-765-5193 to register and receive a time, or the BCMH Lab at 304-364-1035. Payment can be mailed or paid at the door.
Face covering will be required at all locations. Patients are reminded to fast for at least 12 hours prior to testing for accurate results.