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Grand River Health hosts Health Fairs

The 9Health Fair will be held from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at Grand River Health’s Hospital and Medical Center in Rifle.

This fair offers low cost blood tests and free screenings, including blood pressure, breast, skin, lung function, and more. There will also be a limited number of free mammograms and DEXA (bone density) scans. Pap smears will not be offered, but women are able to enroll in programs that allow access to many important women’s health screenings.

Grand River Health partners with 9Health Fair, a statewide organization, to offer this health fair to the community.



Garfield County Public Health will offer free TDAP vaccines to adults 18 and over.

Preregistration is offered online this year for the 9Health Fair. For prices, screenings and preregistration go to http://www.grandriverhealth.org and click on 9Health Fair. For more information about the 9Health Fair organization and a more detailed list of blood tests, visit http://www.9healthfair.org or call 1-800-332-3078.



Parachute

Later in the month, Grand River Health will host the Battlement Mesa/Parachute Health Fair from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Grand Valley Recreation Center, 398 Arroyo Drive in Battlement Mesa. This fair also provides low cost blood tests, free blood pressure screenings, and many other low-cost or no-cost screenings. Grand River Health partners with Parachute/Battlement Mesa Parks and Recreation and Grand Valley Recreation Center to offer the community this health fair.

Participants are reminded to fast for 12 hours before getting blood tests to ensure the most accurate results.

New at the health fairs

This year Grand River Health’s Pharmacy is offering a drug take back program. Bring your expired or unused medications, and we will dispose of them properly and safely. A list of the medications/items accepted include: prescription medications, over the counter medications, controlled substances such as Oxycontin, Vicodin, Percoset, cough syrup with codeine, medical samples, pet medications, vitamins, medicated ointments and lotions, inhalers, liquid medications and insulin needles.

Not accepted are thermometers, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste or personal care products.

Regular screenings, blood work, and check-ups are essential to good health and can flag potential medical issues. Community health fairs are an affordable way to get important blood work and screenings done.

For more information on Grand River Health’s 9Health Fair and Battlement Mesa Health Fairs, call (970) 625-6433.

For more information about Grand River Health’s facilities, services, and staff visit http://www.grandriverhealth.org.


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