Health fairs are popping up everywhere in October

The month of October is a really busy time for Alaska Health Fair, with events in many locations around the state. Our events offer free health screenings, health and safety education (for all ages), plus 11 affordable, comprehensive and private blood tests (starting at $20 and are only offered to those ages 18+). These tests can help you learn about your overall health and detect potential problems early, when treatment or changes in personal habits can be most effective.

Take note that our most popular test is the Chemistry/Hematology Profile ($45), which covers a total of 27 panels: infection, anemia, liver disease, clotting ability, kidney and adrenal function, liver function, bone disease, tissue disease or damage, heart function, liver function, muscle function, and coronary heart disease.

Try to take time out of your busy schedule and take advantage of our team of medical and non-medical professionals when we come to your local area. Each event listed is free and open to the public.

Oct. 3, Port Alsworth Community Health Fair at Port Alsworth Clinic, 1 Flight Line Rd., 4 to 6 p.m.

Oct. 5-7, Anchorage Make It Alaskan! Festival Community Health Fair, Dena’ina Center, noon to 7 p.m. on Oct. 5; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 6; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 7

Oct. 6, Girdwood Community Health Fair at Girdwood Community Center, 250 Egloff St .; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Oct. 9, Anchorage Community Health Fair at Anchorage Museum (inside the Museum) at 625 C St .; 8 a.m. to noon.

Oct. 13, Anchorage Hispanic Community Health Fair in the University Center Mall, 3801 Seward Hwy .; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone’s welcome.

Oct. 13, Fairbanks Community Health Fair at Nordale Elementary School, 397 Hamilton Ave .; 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Come out and support this first Alaska Health Fair in the Nordale community!

Oct. 17, Anchorage Community Health Fair at Credit Union 1 located at 1941 Abbott Rd .; 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Oct. 20, Juneau Fall Community Health Fair at the Nugget Mall, 8745 Glacier Hwy .; 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Oct. 20, North Pole Community Health Fair at North Pole Plaza Mall, 301 N Santa Claus Lane; 8 a.m. to noon.

Oct. 24, Fairbanks Community Health Fair at Credit Union 1 located at 1453 University Ave. South; 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Open to the entire community and non-members.

Oct. 24, Palmer Community Health Fair at Palmer Senior Citizens Center, 1132 S Chugach St .; 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Oct. 27, Galena Community Health Fair at Sidney C. Huntington School, 299 Antoski Rd .; 8 to 11 a.m. Come out and support this first Alaska Health Fair in Galena in many years.

Oct. 27, Soldotna Geneva Woods Health Convention Fair, Peninsula Center Mall, 44332 Sterling Hwy .; 8 a.m. to noon.

Volunteers wanted

We need non-medical and medical volunteers, plus experienced volunteer phlebotomists, to help us meet our mission, vision and core purpose to serve all Alaskans. Time volunteered for health fairs meet continued competency requirements for RN license renewal.

We would also love and need your support at the office in both Anchorage and Fairbanks. Check out our website at and select the volunteer tab at the top of the main page. It just takes moments to complete and submit the form. You’ll receive an immediate confirmation email and an event email (about two weeks out) telling you what we have you doing, where, and when to show for each event you selected.

For more information, call 907-278-0234 (Anchorage) or 907-374-6853 (Fairbanks).