Skin Screenings, GACHIP Highlight Code Med Health Fair

Skin Screenings, GACHIP Highlight Code Med Health Fair

Over 50 Community Organizations to Attend 

MACON, GA (Wednesday, June 26, 2013) – Code Med, an annual health fair sponsored by The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) provides a day of healthy learning and fun for the entire family. Breast exams, skin exams, AngioScreen® and the Georgia Child Identification Program (GACHIP) are planned for the event.

The annual health fair is scheduled for Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Anderson Conference Center, 5171 Eisenhower Pkwy., across from Middle Georgia State College (formerly Macon State College).

GACHIP gives families a measure of protection against the disappearance of a child and provides law enforcement with important tools to assist in the speedy and safe recovery of a child. A single photo, fingerprinting, short video interview and DNA sample (from a mouth swab) of the child are compiled to a CD and given to the parents.

Breast and skin exams will be performed by appropriately trained and certified healthcare professionals, who will also provide education and training for self-examination. Appointments are required for these private exams. To schedule an appointment, please call 478-633-6336.

AngioScreen ® is a service designed to help individuals determine their risk for cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in this country, through an integrated and non-invasive cardiovascular screening program that takes 12 to 15 minutes. Screenings cost $50. Please call 1-800-627-2393 to make an appointment.

Free health screenings for adults and children, health and safety tips and demonstrations, exhibits and education from over 50 community organizations and agencies, giveaways, and photographs with MCCG's affable mascot Medi Tedi are also featured.

Free health screenings include blood pressure, blood sugar, body fat analysis, cholesterol and depression. PSA Screenings (for prostate cancer) will be available for men age 45 and older. Health topics covered are cancer, diabetes, heart disease, mental health, stroke, living wills and more. Screenings are subject to change.