NEW PHILADELPHIA -- Those people who are "hands on" with its health will be interested in the upcoming Rotary Spring Healthcheck event on Saturday, March 9. This annual blood screening program will be at Union Hospital in Dover and is co-sponsored by the hospital and the New Philadelphia Rotary Club. Appointment times are available between 6 and 11 a.m.

The cost of the Healthcheck is $40. Elements of the blood profile include a complete cholesterol lipid panel with HDL, LDL, and triglycerides, and blood tests for anemia, diabetes, kidney, liver, thyroid function, and infection. A PSA prostate cancer screening for men is $15 additional.

Union Hospital laboratory staff will draw the blood samples and perform all the testing in the hospital's Laboratory. A printed report will be sent to the home of each Healthcheck participant, providing all test results and noting anything out of normal range.

Appointments for the Healthcheck can be made one of two ways. Online appointments can be made immediately by going to the Union Hospital web site: Go to the Health Events calendar for March 9. Click on the Healthcheck event and complete the on-line registration form.

Telephone appointments will be taken on Tuesday, Feb. 28 only, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The number to call that day will be 330-364-0950.

Proceeds from the Healthcheck are used by the New Philadelphia Rotary Club for its many community service activities.