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Health fairs set in San Luis Valley

Posted: Thursday, Feb 18th, 2016




February 20



MONTE VISTA — To celebrate the opening of the beautiful new facility, the Monte Vista Clinic will hold an Open House and Mini Health Fair for the public at 1033 2nd Avenue, Saturday, February 20, from 7-11 a.m.



February 26-27



MONTE VISTA — San Luis Valley Health will sponsor a health fair from 7-11 a.m. February 26-27 at the Monte Vista High School, 295 East Prospect Ave., Monte Vista, and will feature many free on-site screenings for participants 18 and older as well as blood, PSA and colon cancer screening tests at minimal costs:

$30 Blood Chemistry

$15 Complete Blood Count

$40 Vitamin D

$25 HgA1c (Hemoglobin A1C)

$15 Blood Type – NEW THIS YEAR

$25 PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) MEN ONLY

$20 Colon Cancer Screening Kit

This year will mark the 37th annual fair in Monte Vista, which originated from the medical auxiliary, now the Monte Vista Health Outreach Team. See SanLuisValleyHealth.org/healthfair



April 8



SAN LUIS — 9Health Fair will be held from 7-11 a.m. on April 8 at Centennial School, Hwy 159, San Luis, in conjunction with the Costilla County Public Health Agency.

Basic screenings include: Ask a medical question and get a referral; blood chemistry screening; blood pressure screening; cardiac risk assessment; diabetes risk assessment/education; first aid; height, weight, body mass index screening; immunization; adult Tdap; pulse oximetry screening; stress management screening; vision and eye health screening.

Register online at www.9healthfair.org or at the site on the day of the fair.





CENTER — Center Head Start, in conjunction with Rio Grande Hospital, will be sponsoring the 18th annual Center Head Start Health Fair.

The Health Fair will be held on Friday, April 8, from 6:30-10 a.m. This year, the Health Fair will be held at a different location. It will be held at the Community Building located at 980 South Broadway (Tierra Nueva Complex) in Center.

The Health Fair will offer the following lab tests:

Chemistry Panel Including TSH $30

PSA $25

HgbA1C $25

CBC $15

Vitamin D $40

Fasting after midnight is required if you wish to have your blood drawn for the above tests.

The Health Fair will also offer other screenings, free of charge, including:

Finger Stick blood sugar screening

Body Composition screening

Pulmonary Lung Function screening

Pulse oximetry screening

Blood pressure screening

Snacks will be provided for all participants.

Those with questions regarding the Health Fair may contact Della at 754-3191 or 754-2971.



April 15



ALAMOSA —Since 1980, Alamosa County Public Health Department has been hosting a 9Health Fair each spring. This year’s fair will be from 7-11 the morning of April 15 at the Alamosa County Public Health Department, 8900 Independence Way, Alamosa. This year’s fair will be similar to last year’s back to basics format.

Basic screenings will include: Ask a medical question and get a referral; blood chemistry screening; blood count screening; blood pressure screening; colon cancer screening kit; first aid; height, weight, body mass index screening; hemoglobin A1c screening; Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) for men; Vitamin D 25-Hydroxy screening.

Mark calendars now and watch for updates as April 15th draws closer. More information is available at www.9healthfair.org, or call 589-6639.

Attendees may register online beforehand or register the day of the fair.



April 16



SAGUACHE — 9Health Fair is planned from 7:30-11:30 a.m. on April 16 at the Mountain Valley High School, 403 Pitkin, Saguache. Register online at www.9healthfair.org or at the site on the day of the fair.














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