Rotary Club Multi-Phasic Community Blood Screening

held 2 Saturday’s in April.

Registration begins around the 3rd weekend of March.

 Please read all of this page. It will answer most questions.

Tests and descriptions

Bloodscreening FAQ

Punxsutawney Rotary Club along with the Punxsutawney Area Hospital and its staff, offer a very popular blood screening event each year. The blood screening events are offered on two Saturdays at the end of April and beginning of May. (Exact dates are not set until a couple of months prior to the events.) The screenings are held at the Punxsutawney Area Middle School cafeteria.

Registration for these valuable health screenings can be scheduled by going on-line to www.punxsyrotary.com. Registering online allows you to pay with a credit card and pick an available time slot. By registering online you will avoid standing in payment lines. Even if you do not have a printer, you can still register online and pick up your receipt the day of the screening in the school office.
Paper registration forms will also be mailed to past participants during the week of March 17th. The paper registrations can be filled out and returned with a check by following the instructions that will accompany the form. Those using the paper mail-in forms will need to check in at the events to receive and sign their confirmation form. Mail in application forms can also be picked up at the Punxsutawney Chamber of Commerce.
If you have questions or issues please contact the Chamber at 814-938-7700 (extension #2) and they will have a Rotary member contact you. Remember that appointments are limited and are filled on a first come first served basis.

To take advantage of this low cost program you must be preregistered. No walk-ins can be accepted at the event. Registration takes only a few minutes. The on-line registration is recommended, as it can be done from any computer, at any time and is a totally secure web transaction.

All blood screening participants will have blood drawn and tested for thirty-nine (39) different health conditions. The full results are then sent to the participant’s regular physician and notice sent to the participant in the mail. We recommend that you compare the list of tests if you are considering using a different “multi-phasic” screening. All screenings are not the same. For example the TSH thyroid test is included in this screening but is often an optional add-on in other screenings

Participants are reminded that a fast of 12 to 14 hours is required prior to the screening and that no alcohol can be used for 24 hours prior to the test. Participants can take their regular medications on the morning of the test but only with water and all participants need to be able to list all medications they are on, when they come to the event that morning.

In most cases Medicare will not cover costs of these screenings. This screening is not recommended for anyone under age 18.

Free coffee, donuts, orange juice and other items will be available to all participants. Punxsy REACT members will be on hand to direct traffic in and out of parking. All proceeds from the events are used to fund Rotary contributions to many local charities, scholarships, community projects and other non-profit organizations.