Blood Pressure Checkpoint

You may get your blood pressure checked in the church foyer on Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m and on Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to noon and also during the weekdays in the Health & Wellness office located in the North Building.

Blood Pressure Cards are available to keep a record of your results. Also, you can call the office and request a print-out of all your previous BP results to take with you to your next physician’s appointment.

Body Composition Assessment

Appearances can be deceiving. Weight alone is not a clear indicator of good health because it does not distinguish between pounds that come from body fat and those that come from lean body mass or muscle. Carrying too much fat puts a person at risk for many serious medical conditions. In fact, obesity contributes to at least half the chronic diseases in western society.

  • A Body Composition Assessment measures:
    1. weight
    2. basal metabolic rate
    3. % body fat
    4. lean body mass
    5. total body water (helps monitor hydration level).
  • Within 30 minutes the assessment can be done, results reviewed with you, and a print-out given. Call to schedule an appointment. There is no charge for this assessment.

Lipid Profile and Blood Glucose Test

The Health & Wellness Ministry is licensed by the Alabama Department of Health as a clinical lab. You can call the Health & Wellness office to schedule to have have your Lipid Profile or glucose level test.

  • A Lipid Profile measures:
    • Total Cholesterol
    • Triglycerides
    • LDL
    • HDL
    • TC/HDL Ratio
  • Within 30 minutes the tests can be run, results reviewed with you, and a print-out given.
  • There is a $12 charge for the Lipid Profile.
  • Blood glucose level can be checked free of charge with a simple finger stick.

First Aid and CPR Classes

Both Certification Courses and shorter “Training Only” classes are offered through the Health & Wellness Ministry. Please call Debbie Moss at (205) 871-7324 for details.

Medical Equipment

The following medical equipment can be checked out as needed:

  • Wheelchair
  • Walker
  • Crutches
  • Cane
  • Bedside Commode
  • Shower Chair

If you have any medical equipment like the items mentioned above to donate, the Health & Wellness Ministry would like to recycle it to individuals in need.

Blood Donation

The Health & Wellness Ministry sponsors two Blood Drives on campus each year. Also, a confidential Donor Registry has been developed so individuals can call the Health & Wellness office when there is a need for blood (such as an upcoming surgery). We then call and ask individuals on our registry to give a Designated Donation for that person.

Please call if you would like to be listed as a Blood Donor in our Registry. In addition, you’ll be notified of upcoming Dawson Blood Drives.