Granby 9Health Fair set for Saturday
May 6, 2011
GRANBY – For those who missed the Fraser 9Health Fair last week, there are still two health fairs taking place in Grand County that offer free and low-cost health screenings.
The next 9Health Fair takes place May 7 at Granby Elementary School. The Kremmling 9Health takes place May 14 at the K-8 school. Both fairs are scheduled from 7:30-11:30 a.m.
The health care screenings and tests provided at the 9Health Fairs are priced far below regular costs and include a comprehensive blood chemistry analysis for $30, blood count test for $15, prostate specific antigen screening for $25 and a colon cancer-screening test for $20. New this year in Granby is the hemoglobin A1c test (blood sugar measurement) for $25. Free screenings include height, weight and body mass analysis, among many others.
Health fair participants can pre-register online by going to http://9healthfair.org and going to the on-line registration link. While day-of-event registration is still offered at the fairs, the on-line registration does offer some benefits. It allows for prepayment, streamlined registration on the day of the event, quicker access on-line to test results and long-term availability and comparisons of test results over time.
Kremmling also offers on-site registration from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, in the Kremmling Memorial Hospital Conference room. The Kremmling 9Health Fair is sponsored by Middle Park Medical Center and this year has added breast cancer, prostate and osteoporosis screening as well as one-on-one physician conversations. The Granby fair is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Granby.
Aside from the blood tests, screenings and other free screenings, the 9Health Fairs feature educational exhibits manned by representatives from Grand County Emergency Medical Services, the American Cancer Society, The Grand County Rural Health Network and others.