Health screening, education at spring health fairs

Alaska Health Fairs, Inc. continues its spring health fairs this month, featuring free health screenings and education, low cost blood tests and more. The tests can help you learn about your health and detect potential problems early, when treatment or changes in personal habits can be most effective. The test results give you and your health care provider important information about your physical condition and vital organ functions.

A complete and comprehensive chemistry/hematology test is available for only $45 and panels 27 different tests for conditions ranging from diabetes, kidney and liver function, thyroid, prostate, bone metabolism and much more. (You should fast for 12 hours prior to this test, unless you are diabetic – diabetics should not fast and should take all prescription medications as normal. There are also tests to check Vitamin D level and a blood type test ($20). Test results are mailed to you in approximately two weeks.

Unless another phone number is listed, for more information on the events below, call (907) 278-0234 (Anchorage number) or visit

April 5 Salcha Salcha Community Health Fair at Salcha Elementary School, 8 a.m. to noon

April 5 Craig Prince of Wales Island/Craig Community Health Fair at Craig High School, 7:30 to 11 a.m.

April 5 Anchorage Dimond Center Mall, second floor in the old library, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

April 9 Anchorage Anchorage Senior Activity Center, 8 a.m. to noon

April 12 Healy Healy Tri-Valley Community Health Fair, Tri-Valley School, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

April 12 Skagway Skagway Community Health Fair, Skagway Community Center, 8 a.m. to noon

April 19 Willow Willow Community Center, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

April 19 Gustavus Gustavus Health Fair at Gustavus School, 8 a.m. to noon

April 19 Ft. Yukon Ft. Yukon Community Health Fair at Addie Shewfelt Bldg., blood draw from 9 a.m. to noon; health education 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

April 25 Talkeetna Upper Susitna Senior and Community Center, 16463 Helena Ave., 8 a.m. to noon

April 26 Yakutat Yakutat Health Fair at Yakutat High School, 8 a.m. to noon

April 26 Fairbanks Fairbanks Health Fair at Alaskaland Pioneer Park Civic Center, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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