Free and low-cost health screenings part of Wellington 9Health Fair

The opportunity for a comprehensive check of your health in a convenient setting is just around the corner! With 19 free and six low-cost health screenings offered for people to keep their health in check, open to anyone 18 and older. Wellington 9Healthfair is Saturday, April 6 from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Wellington Community Church at 8445 Third St. in Wellington.

In addition to offering free and low-cost health screenings that address today’s most critical health issues — including heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer and mental health — 9Health Fair also offers:

• Screening results, with information on how to read your results, mailed directly to your home for you to share with your doctor. Results are delivered within four weeks of your 9Health Fair visit.
• Calls from volunteer doctors and nurses within 72 hours of your 9Health Fair to people if a critical health issue is discovered.
• Free interpretation and translation services.
• Free “Ask A Medical Question / Get A Referral” services.
• Free health education from local organizations.
• Free blood work vouchers available for your community’s underserved population.
• No social security number or personal identification required.

All 9Health Fair locations include a $30 Blood Chemistry Screening which gives you information on your blood sugar (glucose), cholesterol, triglycerides, liver, kidney, bone and muscle function and may show warning signs of diabetes, heart disease and other concerns.

Other low-cost screenings include: a $25 Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) screening for men, which checks for prostate gland issues and cancer; a $15 Blood Count screening, which checks the health of your blood; a $40 Vitamin D screening, which measures your baseline Vitamin D level; a $25 Hemoglobin A1C screening that gives you an average blood sugar level over the past 2 to 3 months; and a $20 Colon Cancer Screening Take Home Kit, which checks for colon cancer.

Free screenings such as blood pressure, breast exams, prostate/testicular, Ask a Medical Question, Ask a Pharmacist, osteoporosis, oral, hearing, foot, skin and others also are being offered, as well.

In preparation to attend a 9Health Fair, be sure to drink plenty of water, fast for 12 hours if you plan to have your blood drawn (unless you are diabetic), and continue taking prescribed medications. “Drinking plenty of water the night before and morning of your 9Health Fair is really the best way to prevent any issues during your blood draw experience,” Goddard said.

Each year, more than 100 volunteers serve more than 250 people at the Wellington community fair. Take Charge of your Health at visit the Wellington 9HealthFair, Saturday April 6th, 2013

For more Wellington 9Health Fair information, please visit or call 970-568-7410.

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