Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update and Visitation Restrictions

Visitation restrictions are in effect at all Med Center Health hospitals and Cal Turner Rehab & Specialty Care.

See Med Center Health’s response to COVID-19 on our Coronavirus Update page.

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Lung Cancer Screening

Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths in the United States, and smoking is the main risk factor. Even if you’ve quit, cancer can appear. With no symptoms until the advanced stage‚ early detection may save your life.

A low-dose Computerized Tomography (CT) lung cancer screening is the only proven test to find lung cancer in the early stages. CT is an x-ray technology that uses low doses of radiation to scan the body and produce a series of detailed pictures of the lungs. CT is more accurate than traditional x-ray at identifying early stage cancer when it is most treatable.

A doctor’s order is required for a low-dose CT lung cancer screening. Shared decision making between a patient and a physician is an important component of the screening process. Talk to your doctor or schedule an appointment with Med Center Health Primary Care. Our physicians help patients understand the risks, benefits, what the results mean and what to do after the screening.

A low-dose CT lung cancer screening may be available free of charge if you are:
    • 50–80 years old AND
    • a current heavy smoker* OR
    • a former heavy smoker who quit within the last 15 years.

*A heavy smoker is someone who has a 20 pack-year smoking history: a pack a day for 20 years, two packs a day for 10 years, or three packs a day for 6-7 years.

Med Center Health Vaccine Clinic Update

The Med Center Health Vaccine Clinic is now located in The Medical Center-WKU Health Sciences Complex located at 700 E. First Avenue on the campus of The Medical Center at Bowling Green. To schedule an appointment for the vaccine or booster shot, text the word COVID to 270-796-4400.

Learn more about the vaccine.

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