The best way to monitor osteoporosis risk is to undergo regular bone density screenings. Saint Francis Medical Center offers these tests as part of its Heart & Health Screenings. The following screenings are available 7-10 am on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Saint Francis Health and Wellness Center, 150 S. Mount Auburn Road. No appointments are necessary.
Bone Density Screening – $25
Blood Pressure Screening – Free
Glucose Screening – $6
Lipid Profile Plus Glucose – $29 (includes total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, glucose for diabetes, blood pressure and cardiac risk assessment)
For accurate results, a 10- to 12-hour fast is required. Medications may be taken with water during fasting.
For more information about these lifesaving screenings, call Saint Francis at 573-331-5970.