On Wednesday, June 7, Trinity Hospital Twin City's Community Outreach Department will host a free hemoglobin A1C health screen from 9 to 11 am at Journey's End Ministries Food Pantry, 205 S. River Street. Free blood pressure checks will also be offered.

A hemoglobin A1C screening is a blood test that measures blood sugar levels over three months. A1C screenings can reveal how well a person is managing his/her diabetes. These screenings can also reveal if a person is at risk for diabetes.

No appointment is necessary to participate in the health screen, and fasting is not required. For more information, please call (740) 922-7450, Ext. 2124.

This free health screen is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services under grant #D04RH28379 of the Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program.

Hemoglobin A1C tests are recommended for all adults who have diabetes or are overweight and/or have other risk factors for diabetes.

Participating in regular health screenings is one of the best ways to detect medical problems early.