Extending Care Throughout Our Communities
Did you know that you could have high blood pressure or high blood sugar without any symptoms? That is why Kalkaska Memorial Health Center provides screenings for hypertension (high blood pressure), hemoglobin, and diabetes (high blood sugar). These screenings allow for early detection and early treatment which can prevent life- threatening complications. One of our nurses visits each senior meal site in Kalkaska County, as well as sites in Fife Lake, Mancelona and Bellaire to perform blood pressure and blood sugar tests at no cost. Scheduled dates and times are posted in senior newsletters throughout the area.
Our Community Outreach nurse also provides flu shots each fall at Kalkaska County senior meal sites, as well as the Fife Lake meal site and Fife Lake American Legion. Are you interested in blood pressure or blood sugar screening and/or education for your group? Call (231) 258-7538.