Wagga's blokes need to spend some time with MHERV.
MHERV isn't a chap with an unusual name spelling, but actually the Men's Health Education Rural Van and it's coming to Wagga to provide free health checks.
The van is a Rotary project begun by members in the Newcastle area, who saw a need to get to rural centres where men were known to be reluctant to visit the doctor on a regular basis.
It is being brought to Wagga by Wollundry Rotary Club for the third time.
John Egan from Wollundry Rotary is encouraging men to take advantage of the health checks offered in MHERV.
"With the reluctance of many men to see a doctor, some health problems that could be easily corrected early are ignored, with sometimes fatal consequences," Mr Egan said.
"The purpose of this service is to make available a quick check that can determine the health status in a few minutes.
"The simple tests such as a pinprick blood sample and blood pressure check can save a life.
"The van is manned by a male nurse, and the results are totally confidential. The service is completely free."
MHERV will be at the Wagga Livestock Selling Centre on Thursday, October 24, from 7am until noon and then outside the Wagga Bunnings store on Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26, from 10am to 4pm.
Incidentally, while MHERV is aimed primarily at men, women are also welcomed.