Health fairs around the state in October

Alaska Health Fair, Inc. continues their fall series of health fairs around the state this month, featuring free health screenings and education, low cost blood tests and more. These 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, to anemia and tissue health. thyroid, prostate, bone metabolism and much more. (You should fast for 12 hours prior to this test.) There are also tests to check thyroid function ($30), prostate disease ($25), A1C blood glucose ($25), Vitamin D level ($50) 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), 907-­374-­6853 (Fairbanks) or visit

Oct. 1 Fairbanks JP Jones Community Development Center Health Fair, 2400 Rickert St., 8 a.m. to noon

Oct. 2-4 Anchorage “Make it Alaskan!” Festival Health Fair at Sullivan Arena, noon to 8 p.m. on Fri .; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sat .; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sun.

Oct. 3 Juneau Juneau Community Health Fair at Nugget Mall, 8 a.m. to noon

Oct. 8-9 Nome Nome Community Health Fair at Nome Recreation Center, 3 to 7 p.m. on Thurs; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday.

Oct. 10 Girdwood Girdwood Health Fair at Girdwood Community Center, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Oct. 14 Palmer Mat-Su Health Fair at Palmer Senior Citizens Center, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Oct. 17 North Pole North Pole Health Fair at North Pole Plaza, 8 a.m. to noon

Oct. 23 Fairbanks Health Fair by Fairbanks Senior Center, 7 to 11 a.m.

Oct. 24 Anchorage The Alaska Fitness Expo Health Fair at the Dena’ina Center, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Oct. 28 Fairbanks Health Fair by Credit Union 1, 1453 University Ave S, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.

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