Gloucester County Screening Resources
Our staff of nurses, clinicians, and educators will provide you or your organization valuable health education and screenings services.
We can offer the following point of care testing:
- Glucose reading (blood sugar test, fasting required)
- Total cholesterol reading (fasting required)
- Blood Pressure reading
- Derma Scan skin cancer screening
- Lifestyle risk assessments
- Cardiovascular risk assessments
- Diabetes risk assessments
- Body Composition Assessment
Call (856) 218-4136 and ask to speak with one of our community health specialists to discuss your needs and schedule the appropriate health services.
Walk in Blood Pressure Screenings
Held at our Sewell office every Wednesday from 9:00-12:00 Noon. A Registered Nurse will assess the client’s blood pressure and perform risk assessment for other health conditions. Appropriate education and referrals will be given.
This service is free to all county residents.
Adult Health Screenings
Recommended Health Screenings for Adults by Age & Gender
Exercise and Nutrition
How much physical activity do you need?
Physical Activity is anything that gets your body moving!!!
Regular physical activity helps improve your overall health and fitness, and reduces your risk for many chronic diseases.
Fitting regular exercise into your daily schedule may seem difficult, but we all have the freedom to reach our physical activity goals by performing different activities each week. It's easier than you think!
How much Physical activity do children need (6 to 17 years of age)?
Children and adolescents should do 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of physical activity each day.
- Include either moderate-intensity aerobic activity, such as brisk walking, or vigorous-intensity activity, such as running. Be sure to include vigorous-intensity aerobic activity on at least 3 days per week.
- Include muscle strengthening activities, such as gymnastics or push-ups, at least 3 days per week as part of your child's 60 or more minutes.
- Include bone strengthening activities, such as jumping rope or running, at least 3 days per week as part of your child's 60 or more minutes.
How much Physical activity do adults need (18 to 64 years of age)?
Adults need to do two types of physical activity each week to improve your health–aerobic and muscle-strengthening.
Adults need at least:
- 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity such as brisk walking every week
- muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms).
How much physical activity do older adults need (65 years of age and older)?
No matter your age or health condition, some physical activity is better than none at all. Your health benefits will also increase with the more physical activity that you do.
Older adults need at least:
2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity such brisk walking every week
muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms).
Good nutrition plays an essential role in maintaining health.
- Enjoy your food but eat less
- Avoid oversize portions
Foods to Increase
- Make half your plate fruits and vegetables
- Make at least half your grains whole grains.
- Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk.
Food to Reduce
- Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread and frozen meals-choose foods with lower numbers
- Drink water instead of sugary drinks
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Smoke Free Act
Gloucester County encourages healthy living through the enforcement and education of the Smoke Free Act.
For questions or concerns call 856-218-4136
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