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Alaska Health Fair, Inc. 

Fall brings health fairs around the state

 

September 1, 2019

Courtesy Alaska Health Fair, Inc.

Health fairs are great for learning about your health, both from test results and informational booths staffed by people with expertise.

Alaska Health Fair events offer free health screenings, plus lots of free health and safety education for all ages. 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.

All events have free entry and are open to the public.

Blood tests are for those over 18 years of age. The fairs' most popular test is the Chemistry/Hematology Profile (the only test requiring fasting) for only $45, which covers a total of 27 panels, including CBC, CMP, and Lipids (includes cholesterol information). Other tests range in cost from $20 to $55, including Blood Typing ABO/RH; A1C; PSA; B12; Ferritin; Thyroid; Vitamin D; and Testosterone (male).

For more information, call 278-0234 (Anchorage); 374-6853 (Fairbanks) or 723-5100 (Juneau), or visit http://www.alaskahealthfair.org.

If you're interested in bringing an Alaska Health Fair event to your place of employment or to your local community and its many residents, just give us a call. We can walk you through the amazing offerings our 39-year-old statewide non-profit (entering its 40th year) can provide to your employees or local residents.

September and early October fairs will be held at the following locations and times:

Sept. 7, Wasilla First Presbyterian Church 1375 E. Bogard Rd., 8 a.m. to noon.

Sept. 14, Anchorage Community Fair, sponsored by Faith Lutheran Church and Walgreens, at Faith Lutheran Church, 5200 Lake Otis Parkway, 8 a.m. to noon. Flu shots available.

Sept. 14, Valdez Community Health Fair at Valdez Civic Center, 8 a.m. to noon.

Sept. 17, Wasilla Mat-Su Health Foundation Community Fair, 777 N. Crusey St., 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Sept. 18, Fairbanks Caregiver & Senior Resource Fair, Pioneer Park Civic Center at 2300 Airport Way; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Blood draw ends at noon.  This special resource fair is open to all seniors and caregivers of seniors.

Sept. 21, Fairbanks Fall Community Event at Pioneer Park Civic Center, 8 a.m. to noon. Lots of free screenings and local agencies.  Bring family/friends.

Sept. 21, Anchorage Spanish Community Health Fair at University Center Mall, 3801 Old Seward Hwy., 8 a.m. to noon.  Open to everyone, all are welcome.

Sept. 28, Chugiak Community Fair at Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center, 22424 North Birchwood Loop Rd., 8 a.m. to noon.

Sept. 28, Girdwood Community Health Fair at Community Center, 250 Egloff Dr., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Lots of health education topics to include vision, prostate cancer, diabetes and more.  Mobile mammogram on site, flu shots available.

Oct. 1, Anchorage Community Health Fair at Anchorage Museum, 625 C St., 8 a.m. to noon. Use 7th Avenue entrance for the fair (the main door will be locked).

Oct. 3, Palmer Mat-Su College Community Health Fair,  Snodgrass Hall, 9 a.m. to noon.  Everyone welcome.

Volunteers wanted 

Please encourage coworkers, family, friends, neighbors, youth and other service oriented groups to provide support for their local events, or even travel

with us to rural locations to provide blood test support and free health screenings and education to those in need.

Go online to http://www.alaskahealthfair.org, select the volunteer button below our logo, then click the colored button on the volunteer page.

 
 

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