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PDH offers low-cost health screening throughout May – appointment required

After a one-year interruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Plumas District Hospital will resume its popular annual Low-Cost Health Screening. The 2021 event will look much different than previous years, mainly due to continued efforts to promote physical distancing. Potential participants are encouraged to take special note of four primary changes:

1)  Appointments are necessary

2)  Lab draws will take place in the hospital laboratory

3)  Appointments are available in the mornings, Monday–Friday, beginning Monday, May 3, and will run till Friday, May 28

4)  A COVID-19 antibody and antigen test is included in the basic healthcare package

Please call 530-283-2121, select option 0, and ask to schedule an appointment for the Health Fair. Please note that walk-ins will not be accepted. If a potential participant attempts a walk-in, they will be asked to schedule an appointment.

A final change this year is how test results will be delivered. Participants will receive results through their patient portal, accessible from www.pdh.org. Participants who do not have a PDH patient portal account will be issued an invitation on the day of their appointment.

In line with past years, the health care package costs $75, payable by cash or check on the day of the event. Insurance will not be billed. Testing includes: Complete Blood Count, Comprehensive Metabolic Panel, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, and Lipid Panel.

Dr. Hannah Mirrashed, Director of Research and Clinical Laboratory at Plumas District Hospital, will offer COVID-19 antibody and antigen testing. The sole purpose of the test is to measure the immunity levels of the Quincy community for public health surveillance. The result will help to study diversity and presence of antibodies correlates to the strength of the community immune response against COVID-19 infection.

For an additional charge, Hemoglobin A1C for diabetes screening, and prostate cancer screenings (PSA) will be available.

Participants must not eat for 12 hours prior to the blood draw. Continue normal intake of water and take any medication as usual.

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