The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is committed to improving health in central Ohio. That’s why Ohio State doctors, nurses and specialists are uniting for Healthy Community Day to deliver free health screenings and services to you!

Mark your calendar and tell your friends and family. Ohio State's Healthy Community Day is Saturday, October 12, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute.

Here's a list of most frequently asked questions about Healthy Community Day:

1. Do I need to pre-register?

No. Registration occurs on-site on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Screening Registration ends at 1 p.m.

2. Is there a cost?

No. Everything is FREE – the health screenings, food, entertainment and parking. It’s all free! It’s our way of giving back to our community.

3. Do the screenings take place at the Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute?

Yes. All screenings take place at the Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute in private exam rooms.

4. Do I have to provide my name and address?

No. The screenings are confidential. But if you do provide your name and contact information it allows us to get in contact with you after the event to discuss possible follow up or doctors you should see based on your results.

5. Can I bring my children?

Yes, we have entertainment and activities for people of all ages.

6. Can I choose what screenings I receive?

Yes. We do ask all participants to get a blood draw, Blood Pressure (BP) and Body Mass Index (BMI) check — and we’ll recommend screenings that would be beneficial to you based on a clinical review of your blood, BMI and BP results — but in the end, it’s all up to you.

7. Should I bring my medication?

Yes, it would help our providers discuss your results and offer a thorough consultation.

8. What’s in the health expo area?

Local health and human services groups will be available to answer questions, provide demonstrations, let you know about other free services you might be eligible for and free healthy food and other giveaways.

9. What sort of entertainment will you have?

This year’s entertainment includes music, healthy cooking demonstrations and more.

10. Do I need to fast for any of the screenings?

No, the tests are accurate without fasting.

11. How long will the screenings take?

Depending on the screenings you select, it can take at least one hour for full screenings and results.

12. Is there an age requirement for the screenings?

You must be 18 years or older for the adult screening.

13. Why is Healthy Community Day important to me and my community?

Even though basic health screenings require some of your time, they’re well worth the effort. You’ll likely save money and stay healthier in the long run because these screenings help prevent more severe health problems that could stick with you throughout your life. Whether you have health insurance or not, anyone can benefit from the free health screenings. And you’ll be amazed at how much you learn about healthy living, nutrition and health resources at our community expo.

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