COMMUNITY OUTREACH:

Peninsula Regional's Wagner Wellness Van is on the road all month long taking health care services to people who may not be easily able to access them. If you have no primary care provider, no insurance or no nearby access to a doctor, please stop by and see our health care provider on the van. Click here for the schedule and locations.

Peninsula Regional Medical Center offers many different screenings throughout the community, and our annual HealthFest at James M. Bennett High School in Salisbury is held every spring.

Skin cancer screenings are offered at the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute locations in Salisbury and Ocean Pines every May and October

Vascular Screenings

Free three-part vascular screenings are offered by appointment monthly at Peninsula Regional for people 55 and over with risk factors (high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, family history) or symptoms of vascular disease (leg pain when walking, numbness in leg or foot, stroke-like symptoms, unexplained abdominal or back pain).

The comprehensive screening includes an ultrasound of carotid arteries, an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening and peripheral artery disease (PAD) screening.

Appointments are required. Call 410-543-7123 to schedule yours.

Be Heart Smart

Free heart health screenings are available by appointment at Peninsula Regional Medical Center by calling 410-543-7026. Appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The screenings include a free heart disease risk assessment that includes a fasting lipid profile (total cholesterol, HDL, risk ratio and glucose), ankle/brachial index, resting 12-lead EKG, body fat/body mass index; blood pressure and pulse oximetry testing and more.

Those who choose to participate must not currently be under the care of a cardiologist or have a known history of heart disease. Because of the blood testing, a 12-hour fast is required beforehand.

Low-Dose CT Lung Screening

Did you know that screening for lung cancer with a low dose CT scan is now available at PRMC?

If you meet ALL of the following you are eligible for lung cancer screening:

  • age 55-77 years
  • currently smoking or quit within the last 15 years
  • smoking history of at least 30 pack years (one pack year=1 pack per day for one year)

Lung cancer that is caught early is more likely to be treatable and cured.  Medicare and most insurance plans now cover lung cancer screening. If you have questions about whether you should be screened, call our nurse practitioner at 410-543-7551.