Senior Voice Staff 

Spring health fairs coming to 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:

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

April 2, Ninilchik Ninilchik School, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

April 9-10, Anchorage Health and Wellness Expo Health Fair, Egan Civic and Convention Center. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 10

April 13, Anchorage Anchorage Senior Activity Center, 8 a.m. to noon

April 16, Willow Willow Community Center, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

April 16, Salcha Salcha Elementary School, 9 to 11 a.m.

April 23, Chugiak Community Health Fair, United Methodist Church of Chugiak, 16430 Old Glenn Hwy., 8 a.m. to noon

April 23, Healy Tri-Valley School, 8 to 11 a.m.

April 23, Seward Community Health Fair at AVTEC Student Services Center Gym, 8 a.m. to noon

April 23, Skagway Skagway Recreation Center, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

April 30, Anchorage Spenard Community Health Fair. Location and time TBA.

April 30, Fairbanks Community Health Fair at Alaskaland Pioneer Park Civic Center, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

April 30, Gustavus Gustavus Public School, 8 a.m. to noon


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