Have you been reluctant to go get a checkup at the doctor’s office for the last two years because you didn’t want to sit in a packed waiting room with a bunch of sniffling and coughing people just waiting to pass the coronavirus on to you? 

Well, if you’ve been in that boat, a coming health check-up service being provided at the High Point Public Library might be right for you.

This week, the City of High Point Public announced that, later this month, the library will host a health screening event to provide people with some key data.  The clinic will measure and assess several important health data points that will give those who drop by some good information on their overall state of health. 

The services are being provided at the library by High Point University’s Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy. 

There’s no cost for the services, which will be offered on Thursday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Among the things that will be checked out for each client are body fat, glucose levels and cholesterol status.  Those attending will also get their blood pressure checked and be asked to step on a scale.  So they will know how much weight they’ve put on during the pandemic – or perhaps how much weight they’ve lost due to walking the dog eight times a day for two years.

The event will be held on the first floor in the Morgan Community Room of the library at 901 N. Main Street in High Point.

Attendees are asked to wear a mask while inside.  If you forget to bring a mask, you’ll be provided a disposable one.  Those operating the clinic also request that clients social distance while there and follow other COVID-19 related safety precautions.