The annual 9Health Fair will take place 7 a.m.-noon Saturday at Pagosa Springs High School.
9Health Fair delivers free and low-cost health awareness and educational screenings to individuals 18 years of age and over. Since 1980, more than 1.8 million people have taken advantage of 9Health Fair to protect their health as a result of early detection, prevention, and dynamic educational programming statewide.
Basic screenings at all Fair locations include the multi-component blood chemistry analysis which screens cholesterol, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), low-density lipoprotein (LDL), glucose, thyroid (TSH), kidney and liver function, and more. ($30). During the same blood analysis, men age 40 and over can receive a prostatic specific antigen (PSA) screening ($25). New this year at our site is a Vitamin D screening ($40). Blood cell count is available ($15). Colon cancer screening take-home kits ($20), and free height, weight, body mass index, vision, and blood pressure screenings are also available. Other optional free screenings such as oral, hearing, breast exam, bone density and more can be accessed as well.
Visit the Colorado State Patrol table and see in a safe environment how hard it is and how life-threatening it can be to use a cell phone to talk or text while behind the wheel of a car.
Ladies, if you are a breast cancer survivor, be sure to stop by the SHARE table to get information on how to participate in a three-year study focusing on the quality of life of women who are breast cancer survivors living in rural Colorado.
Colorado’s largest community health fair program, and the largest community health, wellness and prevention effort in the nation, since 1980, 9Health Fair has helped save thousands of lives by providing free and low-cost health screenings and educational programs. Created by a National Institutes of Health physician, 9Health Fair is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization and has earned unique endorsements from the Colorado Medical Society and the Colorado Nurses Association and is supported by the Colorado Health and Hospital Association.
We thank in advance the many volunteers who assist the more than 700 participants who are expected to make the 9Health Fair part of their health practice. Be sure that you are one of that number!