Throughout the month of November, Hill Country Memorial Wellness Center is offering no-cost and low-cost screenings to area residents.

The screenings will take place at the Wellness Center, 1006 S State Hwy 16, Fredericksburg. Safety protocols will be in place, and appointments are required by calling (830) 997-1355 or by visiting the Wellness Center front desk in advance. Payment is expected when the appointment is made, with cash, check, or credit card only. Insurance is not accepted for this program.

No-Cost Screenings

Cardiac Risk Assessment
This assessment measures:
Blood Glucose Levels
Cholesterol
Blood Pressure
Height and Weight
A fasting blood draw is included and required

Life Screen Ultrasound Tests
Thyroid Ultrasound
Looks for abnormalities like cysts, nodules and tumors

Abdominal Aorta Ultrasound
Looks for enlarged areas (aneurysm) that could rupture

Carotid Artery Ultrasound
Looks for plaque that can cause a stroke

Nutrition Consult – Immune System
A 30-minute personal consultation to discuss levels of B12 and Vitamin K.
A blood draw is required.

Low-Cost Screenings

Calcium Scoring CT – $99
CT scan looks for blocked or narrowed arteries by the buildup of plaque, an indicator for atherosclerosis or coronary artery disease
Must be 40–70 years of age
Must have a Primary Care Provider to review results
No patients with AFIB

Bone Density Test (DEXA)* – $70 (cash pay) may be covered by insurance
A type of low-dose x-ray test that measures calcium and other minerals in bones, also known as a DEXA scan. The measurement helps show the strength and thickness (known as bone density or mass) of bones.
*Must have a Primary Care Provider

Information on other services offered through the HCM Wellness Center can be found at www.hillcountrymemorial.org/services/wellness-center.