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Navicent Health Invites Community to Annual Code Med Health Fair On June 24

Navicent Health invites the community to participate in a healthy day of learning and fun at the health system's annual Code Med Health Fair. The entire family is invited to participate in health screenings, demonstrations and seminars related to personal health and wellness.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, June 24, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., at the Anderson Conference Center (5171 Eisenhower Pkwy., across from Middle Georgia State University).

The following are highlights of the Code Med Health Fair:

""¢ GACHIP - A free program gives families a measure of protection against the disappearance of a child and provides law enforcement with important tools to assist in the speedy and safe recovery of a child. A single photo, fingerprinting, short video interview and DNA sample (from a mouth swab) of the child are compiled and given to the parents.

""¢ Cyber Security Enhancement Training

""¢ AngioScreen ® - A painless, noninvasive screening to determine risk for heart disease and stroke. Screenings are $50.00, but are provided at no charge for honorably discharged U.S. military veterans with a DOD 214 card. Please call 1-800-627-2393 to make an appointment.

""¢ Free health screenings for adults and children, including blood pressure, blood sugar, body fat analysis, cholesterol, breast cancer* and skin cancer* exams.

""¢ Free information on topics including cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, living wills and mental health.

""¢ Health and safety demonstrations.

""¢ Exhibits from local community organizations.

""¢ Giveaways and visits with Navicent Health's affable mascot, Medi Teddy.

""At Navicent Health, we say, ""˜Everything about us is all about you.' That's not just a slogan or a catch phrase. It is a promise to each individual in the communities we serve, a promise to help each person achieve ultimate health and wellness. Events like the Code Med Health Fair are integral to building healthier communities. We invite those in our area to take advantage of the many health screenings, tips and information that will be offered at this events,"" said Carol Babcock, Director of Healthy Communities, Navicent Health.

*Preregistration is required for these free exams. Please call 478-633-6336.

About Navicent Health

Navicent Health was incorporated on November 17, 1994, as a nonprofit corporation whose primary purpose is to coordinate the Medical Center, Navicent Health and other affiliated entities in their mission of providing a comprehensive continuum of high quality, reasonably priced healthcare services to the region. Navicent Health has 830 beds for medical, surgical, rehabilitation and hospice purposes. The health system includes The Medical Center, Navicent Health, a nationally recognized tertiary teaching hospital; Children's Hospital, Navicent Health, the region's only dedicated pediatric hospital; Medical Center of Peach County, Navicent Health, a rural critical access hospital; Rehabilitation Hospital, Navicent Health, the region's oldest and most experienced rehabilitation provider; Pine Pointe, Navicent Health, which provides palliative and hospice care in homes and in its facility; Carlyle Place, Navicent Health, the area's first continuing care retirement community; Navicent Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Navicent Health; as well as diagnostic and home care services. For more information, please visit

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