Health Screenings

Yearly health screenings and check ups are important for monitoring your health.

Throughout the year, St. Margaret’s holds different health screenings throughout the Illinois Valley area.  For our patient’s convenience, we try to bring them to you by offering them at different locations. Due to COVID-19; however, these screenings around the community are currently unavailable until further notice. However, we have a safe and convenient way for patients to still have their cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure checked by using our ALL NEW drive-up, Mobile Testing Site. Find out more below.

Be sure to check back here to find out when a screening or clinic location will be near you if our drive up site is not an option for your screening.

NEW: Introducing Our Drive-Up Mobile Testing Site

As always, we are working hard to provide you with the most convenient (and safest) options for screenings and other health services. You can now have your cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure checked without ever having to leave the safety and comfort of your vehicle by visiting our drive-up, Mobile Testing Site. These screenings are only offered on specific days of the week, so click on the screenings below to find out the specific details for each respective screening that is offered through our Mobile Testing Site.

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Blood Pressure/Blood Sugar Screenings

Beginning July 2, 2020, on the 1st Thursday of every month, from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., you can get your blood pressure and blood sugar checked for FREE using our drive-up Mobile Testing Site. The Mobile Testing Site is located in the North Parking Lot of the hospital. Just drive up to the yellow tent in the far east corner of the lot (inside a large shed).

All other screenings (listed below) are currently on hold, due to COVID-19. Please utilize our drive-up, Mobile Testing Site (see details above). 

Screenings currently unavailable until further notice:

  • DePue Library, second Tuesday of every month | 8:30-9:30 a.m.
  • North Central Bank (Hennepin), first Thursday of every month | 8:30-10 a.m.
  • Liberty Estates, first Tuesday of every month | 9:30-11 a.m.
  • YMCA, fourth Tuesday of every month | 9:30-11 a.m.
  • Princeton Senior Center, third Wednesday of every month | 11 a.m. – Noon
  • Oglesby Library, third Thursday of every month | 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Putnam County Senior Center, second Tuesday of every month |
    10-11:30 a.m.
  • North Central Bank (Ladd), first Wednesday of every month |
    10-11 a.m.

Cholesterol Screening

Cholesterol Screenings:

Beginning July 9, 2020, on the 2nd Thursday of every month, you can get your cholesterol checked from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. for a $25 fee, using our drive-up Mobile Testing Site. A twelve-hour food and beverage fast is recommended for more accurate results. For cholesterol screenings, appointments are preferred! Please call (815) 664-1486 to register for your screening. The Mobile Testing Site is located in the North Parking Lot of the hospital. Just drive up to the yellow tent in the far east corner of the lot (inside a large shed).

Special Saturday Lipid profile:

Our drive-up, Mobile Testing Site will also be available for a special lipid profile screening on Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Appointments are preferred! Please call (815) 664-1486 to register for your screening ahead of time. 

The $25 fee includes a check of cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL and LDL.

A twelve-hour food and beverage fast is recommended for more accurate results.

 

All other screenings are currently on hold, due to COVID-19. Please utilize our drive-up, Mobile Testing Site (see details above).

Colorectal Screenings

Every March

Prostate Cancer Screenings

Many patients worry about their prostate cancer risk, which is the most common cancer among men after skin cancer.

A screening for prostate cancer is recommended for all men between ages 40-45; however, you should absolutely have your first exam by or before you turn 50. A complete screening includes a blood test (PSA) and a rectal exam (DRE). While a rectal exam to detect prostate abnormalities typically is part of a man’s physical, the prostate specific antigen test is not recommended for routine prostate cancer screening. This is because patients who do not have prostate cancer may still have elevated levels of a specific enzyme in the blood, which can lead to other invasive and unnecessary tests. So doctors often are careful when deciding which patients should have a PSA.

There are no prostate screenings scheduled at this time. Contact your physician to request a prostate screening.

Public Flu Clinics

Registration is NOT required. Walk-ins are welcome. Fee $30.
Medicare accepted, please present card at time of service.
The vaccine covers 4 strains, including the 2 most common strains of influenza A and B.

St. Margaret’s Hospital will offer flu vaccinations at the following locations:

There are currently no public flu vaccination clinics being offered at this time. Contact your primary care provider.