Dozens of Taree residents paid a visit to the Men's Health Education Rotary Van (MHERV) during its short stop-off in the region.
The van was parked in the car park of Taree's Bunnings Warehouse on March 4 and 5 for registered nurse Rob Woolley to conduct free blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar tests on locals.
Rob said 33 people were tested on Thursday while Friday morning was "very busy".
"The tests only take five minutes and they leave with a set of three numbers (health check results)," Rob said.
He noticed many people had high cholesterol.
"I send them away with information about how to keep a check on it and what to do about it like dieting," Rob said.
Taree Rotarians Ian and Dianne Woollard coordinated appointments with Rob.
Ian said the Bunnings car park was an idea location for the van due to the foot traffic.
"We were at Club Taree last year and Manning Street the year before that... this is the best spot we've had," Ian said.
"The idea is to put the van in places where lots of men visit."
Dianne said lots of couples encouraged each other to get checked.
Fact sheets and books were available for people to take home and read. They covered mental health, depression, heart attacks, strokes and bowel cancer.
Rotary insists most men in regional NSW don't pay much attention to their health. Many have the "she'll be right" attitude and hope for the best.
Blood pressure and cholesterol associated issues usually don't have early symptoms and sometimes go unnoticed until it's too late.
MHERV is funded from sponsorship and donations and has been receiving on-going sponsorship of nursing services from the Royal Freemasons Benevolent Institution.