Public Relations Coordinator
The Petersburg Medical Center Public Relations Coordinator supports healthy lifestyle and education opportunities in Petersburg.
In addition to coordinating our local health fair every other year we offer two free screening clinics and a reduced fee flu shot clinic to the community each Fall.
In November of each year we offer a reduced fee flu shot clinic. Community members are given the flu shot at a reduced fee at the Joy Janssen Clinic on Saturday morning from 9am-12pm. NO INSURANCE WILL BE BILLED. The cost is $30. If you would like your insurance billed contact the clinic at 772-4299 to make an appointment.
The Public Relations department is also involved with PMC Foundation's Beat the Odds, A Race Against Cancer fundraiser.
Each November our registered dietitian and registered nurse offer free fasting glucose screenings to the public in recognition of American Diabetes Month. We screened several community members for both diabetes and high blood pressure each November. This event is for participants 18 years or older that haven't been screened for diabetes in the last 4 months.
Public Relations is in partnership with the Laboratory Department at PMC offer reduced cost blood screenings at the Petersburg Health Fair. The Health Fair occurs every other year (even years) with the most recent Fair in April 2018. The next Health Fair will be in Spring 2020.
Alternate years we participate in the Children's Health Fair, sponsored in part by the Petersburg School District. The Children's Fair was in April last year and will return April 2019.
For monthly health tips please see our display board located opposite the lab and on the display board near the business office. Public service announcements that offer health tip are also broadcast daily on our local public radio station KFSK.
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