Health screenings at no charge or low-cost offered at 9Health Fairs
Editor’s note: A version of this press release that appeared in the April 22 edition contained incorrect prices. The prices are corrected below.
Free and low-cost health screenings will be offered at the 9Health Fairs taking place in Granby and Kremmling in May.
The Granby 9Health Fair takes place May 2 at Granby Elementary School. The Kremmling fair is set for May 16 at the K-8 school in Kremmling. All the spring 9Health Fairs in Grand County occur on Saturdays from 7:30-11:30 a.m.
The Fraser 9Health Fair is set to take place in the fall.
This year’s Granby 9Health Fair is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Granby with generous assistance and coordination from Grand County EMS.
A Total Wellness Zone will be a new offering at this year’s health fair. In this area, alternative health care providers can showcase the services they offer. Massage therapists, Yoga practitioners, herbalists and other alternative care providers are encouraged to contact the health fair by calling Audrey Jennings or Robin Trainor at 887-2732 for more information.
As was introduced last year, a 20 percent discount on blood work for anyone who volunteers to help at the health fair is also being offered. Currently the fair needs greeters, traffic control, on-site registration and, for health care professionals, help with blood draws.
To take advantage of this reduced-fee offer, volunteers should go to the 9Health Fair web site at http://9healthfair.org and go to the volunteer tab to sign up as a volunteer. Health fair participants are encouraged to pre-register on-line 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 online registration allows for pre-payment, streamlined registration on the day of the event, quicker access online for test results and longterm availability and comparisons of test results over time.
9Health Fair screenings and tests provided are priced far below the regular costs, which include a comprehensive blood chemistry analysis for $35, blood count test for $20, prostate specific antigen screening for $30, vitamin D test for $45 and a colon cancer-screening test for $25. The hemoglobin A1c test (blood sugar measurement) is also being offered for $30. Free screenings include height, weight and body mass analysis, among many others. Also, a “delete bone cancer” station is also being provided.
Aside from the screenings and tests mentioned above, the 9Health Fairs also offer: Vision tests, blood pressure checks, one-on-one visits with a health professional, an “ask-a-pharmacist” site, skin cancer consultation, body-fat skin fold analysis, body in balance tests, eye health screening, breast cancer screening, finger stick glucose screening, foot screening, hearing screening, a heart health corner, a lung function screening, prostate and osteoporosis screening as well as one-on-one physician conversations, mental health screening and many other tests or screenings. Not all the screenings are available at all the sites.
Additionally, 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 many others.
To find more information about each fair, visit http://www.9healthfair.org.
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