MCCH Wellness Works is the community health and wellness program that encompasses all activities designed to help communities achieve maximal potential in health and wellness.
Our mission is to enhance the health of our community by providing quality resources and services that help prevent chronic diseases.
Health Fairs and Events
Wellness Works sponsors a variety of events to promote healthy living such as the health fair at Murray Senior Center, the Murray State University employee health fair, Senior Fun with Fitness, Nutrition Talks and MCCH Wellness Center activities.
You might also enjoy participating in healthy challenges through Motivational Alliance for MCCH Wellness Center members.
Murray-Calloway County Hospital has one of the two hospital-based blood banks in the state. That means that the blood you donate here stays here.
Free Community Screenings
The MCCH Wellness Works program offers community health screenings each month. These screenings are free to the communities visited by Wellness Works and are provided to detect diseases in early stages before there are symptoms.
Osteoporosis Heel Scan:
Easy and painless, an osteoporosis screening measures the bone mineral density of your heel. Screening results are delivered within five minutes with an explanation of osteoporosis risk level.
Pulmonary Function Screening:
Pulmonary Function Screening evaluates and measures how much and how easily the air moves in and out of your lungs. The results of the pulmonary function screening can be shared with your physician who may decide to have you undergo additional diagnostic tests if you also have physical symptoms of lung disease.
Blood Cholesterol Lipid Panel:
This screening can help your physician determine if more blood testing is needed for diagnosing high cholesterol or to help follow the progress of treatment for high cholesterol.
Because many people with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes do not know they have it, screening and early detection of diabetes help reduce the complications associated with the disease.
This screening is important as high blood pressure generally doesn’t manifest symptoms until later in the disease process.
Measuring waist circumference helps screen for possible health risks resulting from obesity.
Body Mass Index:
The higher the BMI, the higher your risk for certain diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems, and certain cancers.
Balance and Grip Assessments:
A range of factors can cause balance problems and can be an indication of medical conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis and other cognitive diseases. Grip strength assessments directly correlate with overall muscular strength and can be an indicator of other health concerns. This screening is recommended for adults 65 and older.