Health Screenings to take place at 2012 annual conference session
The Rev. Don Emmert (right), conference benefits officer, assists a conference member during the health screening event at the 2010 annual conference session.
As part of its wellness initiatives, the conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits will offer a health screening during the 2012 annual conference session. The screening will be conducted by Personal Health Partners (formerly ProCheck for Health). PHP provides health screening opportunities for a number of annual conferences.
The screenings will take place on campus from 6:30-11:00 a.m. on Friday-Saturday, May 18-19.
The cost of the screening for all active clergy, lay employees, spouses, and dependents age 18 or older that are enrolled in the conference group health insurance plan is being subsidized by the Board of Pension and Health Benefits. All others may receive the screening at a cots of $120, which is payable to PHP at the time of the screening.
As part of the screening, fasting for eight hours is preferred but not required. A patient-friendly interpretation of the screening results with explanation of significant findings will be mailed to the participating within two weeks of the screenings, which the participant is encouraged to share with his/her primary physician. Results from previous years are also included in the report for comparison and reference, and results are completely confidential.
The laboratory panel being offered contains a comprehensive array of tests based on those done annually for the physical exam of the President of the United States. Significant findings may indicate the presence or risk of serious, acute, and chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, and cancer.
The theme for the 2012 annual conference session is "Image a World..." and deals with global health.
For additional information, please contact the Rev. Don Emmert, Conference Benefits Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (800) 334-0544, extension 353.