MCHC holding health clinic for hunters, photo contest

MADELIA – The Madelia Community Hospital & Clinic (MCHC) is offering a specially priced health screening specifically for hunters on Wednesday, September 19 from 7 to 9 a.m. in the Clinic.

Hunters that attend will have their height and weight recorded, their blood pressure checked, and their vision screened. They will also have blood tests to screen for high cholesterol, diabetes, prostate cancer (for men) or thyroid function (for women). An EKG will also be done. For most accurate cholesterol test results, participants should fast for eight hours, which is why this clinic is being held earlier in the day. The exam prices will be bundled into a $60 fee, and hunters should plan to pay by cash or check. No insurance will be filed. Test results will be mailed to the participant.

In addition, MCHC is sponsoring a photo contest for anyone that would like to submit one or two favorite hunting photos. Pictures can be submitted on the Facebook Event page of the MCHC Health Clinic for Hunters, or printed (8” x 10″) and dropped off at MCHC by 4 p.m. on Sept. 18. Clinic participants will vote on their favorite photo and the winner will receive a $50 gift certificate from True Value in Madelia. Winning photos will be announced on the hospital website and posted on the MCHC Facebook page.