The Key to Prevention is Early Detection
As a service to our surrounding community, the Health Awareness Center offers low-and no-cost preventive health screenings. Some screenings are also routinely scheduled in the community. Check the class and event calendar for information on upcoming screenings.
- Audiology (Hearing) Screening: A registered nurse will use a portable audiometer to screen each participant's hearing level. Participants with hearing levels outside the normal range will be referred to his/her private physician for further follow-up.
- Blood Pressure Screening: A registered nurse or health educator will measure participants' blood pressures to identify clients at risk for hypertension and refer them for medical follow-up. Written results, appropriate counseling and literature are also provided.
- Body Fat Analysis: The Futrex computer is used to calculate each client's ratio of body fat to lean body mass and water weight. The client receives a printout, appropriate counseling and literature.
- Total Cholesterol Screening: A registered nurse uses a finger stick procedure to identify those at risk for elevated cholesterol levels. Clients receive results in about 5 minutes and are counseled to follow-up with their private physician if necessary. No fasting is required.
- Glucose (Blood Sugar) Screening: This screening, performed by a registered nurse, is a finger stick procedure to identify those at risk for undiagnosed diabetes. Participants receive their results within a few minutes. For best results, patients should fast for at least 5 hours prior to the screening.
- Prostate Cancer Screening: Every fall and spring, the HAC sponsors a Prostate Cancer Screening for men age 45 and over who have never had a PSA blood test and have no previous diagnosis of prostate cancer. The screening includes a PSA blood test and digital rectal exam.
CentraState Medical Center is now providing the seasonal flu and Tdap vaccinations to the public at CentraState’s Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center.
- The seasonal flu vaccine costs $20 and will only be administered to people ages 4 years or older.
- The Tdap vaccine costs $50 and is recommended for children 11 years of age and older and adults who will have direct contact with an infant less than 12 months of age. The Tdap vaccine protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis. All of these are serious, potentially deadly illnesses caused by bacteria. Highly contagious infections in newborns, such as Pertussis or whooping cough, are particularly severe and can be fatal to infants under 12 months
All of the vaccinations will be administered by registered nurses at CentraState’s Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center. For more information about the seasonal flu, Tdap and pneumococcal vaccinations, their costs, or to make an appointment, call The Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center at (732) 308-0570.
The Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center is located at CentraState’s Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus, 901 West Main Street, Freehold, adjacent to Centrastate Medical Center.
Visit our classes or call (732) 308-0570 for more information on our screenings.