Health fairs are coming to a location near you

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.

A complete and comprehensive chemistry/hematology test is available for only $45; with 27 different panels for conditions ranging from diabetes, kidney and liver function, to anemia and tissue health, thyroid, prostate, bone metabolism, coronary heart disease, and much more. You should fast for 10-12 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).

Unless indicated otherwise, flu shots should be available at your local community health fair.

This month’s fairs will be held at the following locations and times. For more information, call 907-278-0234 (Anchorage); 907-374-6853 (Fairbanks) or visit for updates.

Oct. 1 Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center, 22424 N. Birchwood Loop, 8 a.m. to noon

Oct. 1 Anchorage, St. John’s United Methodist Church, 8 a.m. to noon

Oct. 7 Fairbanks NSCOA Senior Center, 1424 Moore St., 7 to 11 a.m..

Oct. 8 Anchorage Hispanic Health Fair, Clark Middle School, 150 Bragaw St., 8 a.m. to noon.

Oct. 8 Girdwood Community Center, 250 Egloff Dr., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mammogram mobile will be on site.

Oct. 12 Palmer Mat-Su Senior Center, 1132 S. Chugach St., 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Oct. 15 Anchorage Faith Lutheran Church, 5200 Lake Otis Pkwy, 8 a.m. to noon (no flu shots)

Oct. 15 North Pole Health Fair, North Pole Plaza, 301 N. Santa Claus Lane, 8 a.m. to noon.

Oct. 18 Anchorage Credit Union 1, 1942 Abbott Road, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. (no flu shots)

Oct. 21 Nome Recreation Center, 208 E. 6th Ave., 7 a.m. to noon.

Oct. 26 Fairbanks Credit Union 1, 453 University Ave. S., 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Oct. 29 Kenai Peninsula Health Fair, Kenai Senior Center, 361 Senior Ct., 8 a.m. to noon (no flu shots)

Nov. 5 Two Rivers Health Fair Pleasant Valley Community Center, 7234 Anders Ave., 8 a.m. to noon