MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL OFFERS FREE SCREENINGS, SUPPORT GROUPS AND EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

Posted 06/08/2016

Murray-Calloway County Hospital will be offering several support groups, educational events and screenings during the month of June. These events are offered free to everyone in our region.

Support Groups


Bariatric Support Group on Tuesday, June 14 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Center for Health and Wellness. For more info call Bariatric Solutions @ 270-762-1547.

Breastfeeding Support Group on Thursday, June 16 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. at the Center for Health & Wellness.

Dialysis Support Group on Tuesday, June 14 from 4 – 5 p.m. at the Center for Health & Wellness. For more information, contact Tasha Mitchell @ 270-759-3080.

ALS Support Group on Thursday, June 9 from 6 – 7 p.m. at the MCCH Board Room. For more information, contact Mitzi Cathey at 270-293-1748.

National Alliance on Mental Illness on Thursday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the MCCH Education Building (Corner of 8th and Elm). The group is for family and friends of someone diagnosed with a mental illness such as bi-polar, major depression, schizophrenia, OCD, panic disorder, PSTD, borderline personality disorder. For more information, call 270-748-6133.

Breast Cancer Support Group on Tuesday, June 28 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Center for Health & Wellness. For more information, contact Evelyn @ 270-489-2462.

Stroke and Head Injury Support on Monday, June 27 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Center for Health & Wellness. For more information, contact Cheryl @ 270-293-9442.

Educational Events


A free education event titled “Plan to Be Tobacco Free” will be held Thursday, June 16 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Center for Health and Wellness. The program will be presented by Tracy Tubbs with the Kentucky Cancer Program. Tracy will be presenting a FREE 60-min session to teach people how to be tobacco free. The class will address addiction, behaviors, available resources, and will help smokers develop a quit plan.

All tobacco users and non-tobacco users who would like to learn more are welcome.  
Pre-registration is required! For more information or to register, call Jamie Smith at 270-442-1310.


Look Good Feel Better
, will be held on Monday, June 13th from 2 - 4 p.m. at the MCCH Center for Health & Wellness.  This is a free, non-medical, brand-neutral national public service program to help women offset appearance-related changes from cancer treatments.  For more information, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.


Center for Health and Wellness Spring Into Summer Open House
, will be held Monday, June 20 from 5 a.m. - 9 p.m. at the MCCH Center for Health & Wellness.  The Open House is themed around health topics relating to summer activities.  For example, a free dermascan health screening will be offered, which allows the user to see sun damage to the skin (this is not a skin cancer screening).  A free lipid/glucose blood draw (12 hour fast required, drinking water is okay) will also be offered.  These activities will take place from 8 - 10 a.m.  There will be free giveaways at the event and free 10-minute chair massages will be offered from 3 - 6 p.m.  Standard Joining Fee will be waived on this day only.

For more information on programs or free screenings available from Murray-Calloway County Hospital, and the Center for Health and Wellness, call 270-762-1348.


Free Screenings


Friday, June 10 from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. at the Stewart County Senior Citizen Center, 111 General Rice Street, Dover, TN – Heel Scan and Blood Pressure screenings.

Thursday, June 16 from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. at the Weaks' Senior Citizen Center, 607 Poplar Street, Murray, KY – Body Mass Index and Waist Circumference screenings.

Wednesday, June 22 from 6:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the MCCH PDR2, 803 Poplar Street, Murray, KY – Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, Osteoporosis, Waist Circumference and Pulmonary Function screenings.  Call 270.762.1348 to schedule an appointment.


The screenings are free to the communities visited by Wellness Works and are provided to detect diseases in the earliest stages when there are often no symptoms.

For more information on the Wellness Works schedule or about the screenings offered, call 270-762-1348.