Seneca Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring the 2018 Healthcare District Wellness Screening that will be held in the building behind the Chester Wellness Center at 372 Main St. in Chester. Low cost fasting blood draws and appointments for osteoporosis screenings will be available on four separate days in June. Photo by Gregg Scott

Wellness screenings coming to Chester

The Seneca Hospital Auxiliary and Seneca Healthcare District are finalizing plans for their annual Wellness Screening event.

This year they have decided to perform the screenings at an off-site location from the hospital in hopes of attracting more people. The location will be in the building behind the Wellness Center located at 372 Main St., next to Dollar General in Chester.

The event will offer low cost blood draws with no appointment necessary. These blood draws do require a 10 to 12-hour fasting period prior to the procedure.

The cost for the blood draw is $60 and includes:


– CBC: Complete Blood Count

without differential;

– CMP: Comprehensive Metabolic Panel;

– LIPIDS: Total Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL-Cholesterol, Direct LDL-Cholesterol (cardiac risk); and

– TSH: Thyroid Stimulating Hormone.

Men may also add a Total PSA test for an additional $20.

Appointments for low cost osteoporosis screening by Limited DEXA will also be available in the Wellness Screening.

All payments need to be by cash or check only; credit cards will not be accepted.

Wellness Screening reports will be sent to the patient’s primary provider indicated on the lab request form.

Patients may then request a copy from Medical Records by calling 258-2383. For questions about the results, make an appointment with your primary care physician.

The Lake Almanor Walk-In Clinic located at 199 Reynolds Road in Chester is open Monday, May 28 — Memorial Day — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The phone number is 258-2826.

Wellness screenings at a glance



Building behind Chester Wellness Center at 273 Main St., Chester

Dates & times:

Tuesday, June 12

6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday, June 13

6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. and

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, June 19

6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday, June 20

6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Blood draws require a 10 to 12-hour fasting period prior to draw.