Health & Wellness

The Health Promotion Department educates community members of all ages about the benefits of creating a healthier lifestyle, building awareness about how to lower risk of disease, maintain health and how to manage chronic illness.

Our programs reach out as we partner with community health agencies/advocates and into the workplace to assist employers in keeping their workforce healthy.

Pancake Day Fun Run

An annual 5K/10K, 2.1 mile walk/run held on Pancake Day yearly. In 2015, there were over 350 participants! The course offers a challenge to all through the streets, paths, and hills of Centerville, and a reminder that the race begins and ends on the historic Centerville square.  Registration for the 2017 Pancake Day Fun Run is now open!  Race fee is $25 through September 22, 2017 after this fee will be $30.  Register now!  Participants can register on line by clicking on the following link:    Fun Run Brochure    Fun Run Map    

Step Into Spring

Mercy Medical Center-Centerville is partnering with Hy-Vee, the Chamber and the YMCA to challenge Appanoose County to Walk 1,000,000 minutes.  How does is work? Teams across Centerville will compete for the most minutes walked.  Select your team of up to 10 and choose a captian to submit your team's total minutes each week.  Minutes will be turned in to Sarah Haluska, Health Promotions Manager at MMC-C. The challenge runs March 20 - April 30, 2017. The winning team will receive a tailgate party!
Registration is $10 per person and includes a t-shirt. To register: Return this registration form to Mercy Medical Center or visit www.mercycenterville.org Registration deadline is March 20, 2017.
For additional information contact: Sarah Haluska, Health Promotions Manager at MMC-C, 641.437.4422 or shaluska@mercydesmoines.org.

Direct Access Testing

Offered Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
No appointment necessary

  • Comprehensive Wellness Profile-FASTING REQUIRED - Albumin, ALP, ALT, AST, BUN, Creatine, Glucose, total Bilirubin, Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, CO2, Calcium, Lipid Profile, TSH: $30
  • Lipid Panel-FASTING REQUIRED (risk factor for heart disease)- Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL, LDL: $20
  • PSA (men only) - prostate screening: $20
  • CBC- complete blood count: $15
  • TSH - measures thryroid hormone: $15

Contact Sarah Haluska at 641.437.4422 if you would like to set up a screening.  Cost is $25-$30.

Appanoose County Wellness Coalition

This group was formed in 2012 to promote health and wellness in Appanoose County. We strive to create opportunities for health across Centerville and the surrounding areas. Meeetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at noon at Mercy Medical Center-Centerville.  Various organizations, busisnesses and people with a passion for health and wellness comprise this our group and is open to anyone who shares that passion.  For more information contac Sarah Haluska at 641-437-3411.

Traveling Lunch and Learn, A Program to Help You Grow

Are you in need of training or a presentation session for employees?  Sarah Haluska is offering short and powerful programs to help employees learn on various topics. These programs can be scheduled during lunch hours or times can be adjusted based on your scheduling needs. Topics include but are not limited to; cholesterol, healthy eating, exercise, chronic conditions, etc. Contact Sarah at 641.437.4422 to dicuss your "Learn Hour" options.

Community Resource List

Are you in need of hospice, children's services, transportation, financial assistance but don't know who to contact? This list provides contact information for resources within our community.