Springtime means VVH Community Health Fair season | PostIndependent.com

Springtime means VVH Community Health Fair season

Valley View Hospital is gearing up for its annual series of community health fairs, beginning with the first pre-draw for blood tests today in Carbondale.

The pre-draw takes place from 7-10 a.m. at Roaring Fork High School. Additional dates will include a special seniors (age 50+) pre-draw from 7-10 a.m. March 10 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, and another open pre-draw March 20 at Glenwood Medical Associates, again from 7-10 a.m.

Pre-draws are not mandatory to participate, but will help keep the wait to a minimum at the three health fairs coming up in April and allow participants to have their results beforehand.

“Then you can bring your results to the health fair and ask questions about your results at the Heart Health Fair Doctor’s information booth,” according to a press release from VVH.

Health fair dates and locations include:

• Carbondale, April 10, 7-11 a.m., Roaring Fork High School

• New Castle/Silt, April 17, 7-11 a.m., Coal Ridge High School

• Glenwood Springs, April 24, 7-11 a.m., Glenwood Medical Associates

Blood tests and free medical screening will be offered. There will also be a variety of health and wellness informational booths. Health information and testing is available to anyone 18 years of age or older.

An optional blood chemistry analysis, including tests for cholesterol, cardiac risk, blood sugar, kidney and liver function are provided for a fee.

Blood chemistry testing requires fasting 12 hours before screening; however, diabetics should not fast. Cost for these tests are:

• Blood Chemistry Analysis, $40

• Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA), $30

• Blood Count, $15

• Colorectal Kit, $10

For more information about the VVH health fairs, visit http://www.vvh.org or call 384-6653.


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