Health Promotion


Educational Offerings
The SOMC Community Health team has a multitude of resources readily available for you. From handouts to lectures to visual aids, we are well equipped to assist you in your journey to wellness.

American Heart Association CPR courses
The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only┬« CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment by using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible. Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but who do not need a course completion card in CPR for their job. This course is ideal for schools and students, new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others interested in learning how to save a life. Please call 740.356.2552 for more information.

Health Screenings
The SOMC Community Health team may be able to provide an on-site screening at your worksite or community activity. The team offers several services that may accompany the requested screening. All screening services are provided at the discretion of SOMC Community Health management and requests are granted based on the venue conditions, availability, and opportunity.

Screening Services may include:

Blood Pressure
Assessment with results and face-to-face nurse counseling or education.

BMI/ Body Fat/ Waist Circumference
Assessment with results and education from a nurse or exercise physiologist.

Cardiac Risk Assessment
Assessment includes total cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol) and blood sugar testing by a finger stick blood collection. Fasting is not required. Results are available within 7 minutes and health counseling is provided by a nurse.

Glucose Testing
Assessment includes blood sugar test by finger stick blood work with results available within 1 minute. Fasting is not required. A nurse will provide health counseling.

Diabetes Risk Assessment
Assessment includes blood sugar testing and a Hemoglobin A1c test by a finger stick blood collection. Fasting is not required. Results are available within 7 minutes and health counseling is provided by a nurse.

Fasting is not required. Assessment with results and education from a nurse.

Fasting Lipids
8-12 hours of fasting is required. Blood is collected by a phlebotomist by a lab draw. Results are completed by the laboratory and once available a nurse will do health counseling.

Pulse Oximetry
Assessment with immediate results and health counseling by a nurse.

Skin Assessment
A nurse will assess your skin under the Dermascan, a light scanner that displays probable skin damage and problem areas. This does not assess for or diagnose skin cancer.

A self-assessment developed by The Ohio State University to screen for probable arthritis symptoms, pain and mobility issues.

Early Detection Cancer Screenings

Skin Cancer Screening
Physicians, residents and nurses evaluate participants’ skin for irregularities that may indicate possible skin cancer.
Physician and specialty referrals are made based on findings.

Breast Cancer Screening
Physicians, residents and nurses collect personal and family health histories, perform clinical breast exams and provide a referral for additional testing. Skills for self-breast examination are also taught during the clinical exam.

Screenings must be conducted in a controlled environment. Adequate space and facilities are needed for equipment and staffing purposes. We require the following resources at all health screening events: tables, chairs, access to electricity, adequate lighting, and no extreme temperatures. Outside screenings will only be conducted after staff consideration. SOMC Community Health must have at least 4 weeks notice prior to an event. To schedule an event, please complete the “Event Request” or call 740.356.2552


For more information, call

 (740) 356-2552