Health fairs coming to locations near you

Alaska Health Fairs’ spring series of health fairs are underway, 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. Other tests are available:

• Vitamin D level ($50)

• blood type test ($20)

• thyroid screen ($30)

• prostate disease screen ($25)

• A1C diabetes ($25)

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

Health fairs this month

Naknek, March 4-5 Bristol Bay Borough School, time TBA

Wasilla, March 12 Wasilla Senior Center, 8 a.m. to noon

Juneau, March 19 Thunder Mountain High School, 9 a.m. to noon

Anchorage, March 21 Hotel Captain Cook, 7 to 11:30 a.m.

Tyonek, March 23 Tebughna Elementary/High School, 10 a.m. to noon

Nenana, April 2 James A. Coghill Community Civic Center. Blood draw, 8 a.m. to noon; health fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.