October health fairs around the state

Alaska Health Fair’s fall season is rocking and rolling! Find the location most convenient to you and attend -- all events have free entry and are open to the public, featuring 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.

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).

Flu shots and immunizations will usually be available. Bring your insurance card and/or other forms of payment.

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

Oct. 1, Anchorage Anchorage Museum health fair, 625 C St., 8 a.m. to noon. Use the 7th Avenue entrance for the fair (main door is locked). Open to everyone. Flu shots and immunizations available.

Oct. 3, Palmer Mat-Su College Health Fair, Snodgrass Hall, 8295 E. College Dr .; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone welcome. Flu shots and immunizations available.

Oct. 4-6, Anchorage Make It Alaskan event at Dena’ina Civic Center; Friday, noon to 7 p.m .; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m .; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. First 500 flu shots free.

Oct. 5, Delta Junction Delta Junction Elementary School, 2659 Nistler Rd .; 8 a.m. to noon. Open to surrounding communities. Flu and pneumonia shots available from 9 to 11 a.m.

Oct. 5, Anchorage St. John’s Methodist Church, 1801 O’Malley Rd .; 8 a.m. to noon. Open to everyone. Flu shots and immunizations available.

Oct. 12, Fairbanks Nordale Elementary School, 397 Hamilton Ave .; 8 a.m. to noon. Open to the Fairbanks community.

Oct. 12, Houston Mid-Valley Senior Center, 11975 West Mid-Valley Way; 8 a.m. to noon. Flu shots and other immunizations available.

Oct. 12, Soldotna Peninsula Center Mall, 44332 Sterling Hwy .; 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lots of local exhibitors will be on site.

Oct. 19, Anchorage American Legion Post 1, 840 W. Fireweed Lane; 8 a.m. to noon. Open to everyone.

Oct. 19, Juneau Nugget Mall, 8745 Glacier Hwy .; 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Oct. 19 North Pole North Pole Plaza Mall, 301 N Santa Claus Lane; 8 a.m. to noon.

Oct. 23, Palmer Mat-Su Senior Services, 1132 S Chugach St .; 8 a.m. to noon.

Oct. 26, Two Rivers Pleasant Valley Community Center, 7234 Anders Ave .; 8 to 11 a.m.

Oct. 30, Fairbanks Credit Union 1, 1453 University Ave .; 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Need not be a member; open to wider community.

For more information, call (907) 278-0234 (Anchorage); (907) 374-6853 (Fairbanks) or (907) 723-5100 (Juneau); or just visit http://www.alaskahealthfair.org for announcements related to the Fall 2019 community schedule, a complete roster of our blood tests, occasional updates, monthly announcements, great articles on health related topics and our monthly newsletters.

Schedule your own fair

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 amount of offerings that our 39-year-old statewide non-profit (entering its 40th year) can provide to your employees or local residents.

Volunteers wanted 

We are always looking for interested volunteers, medical and non-medical to support these community events.  Please encourage co-workers, 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 provide free health screenings and free health education to those in need. 

Just go online to https://alaskahealthfair.org, select the volunteer button below our logo, then click the colored button on the volunteer page. Complete the online application, electronically sign and submit.You’ll receive a copy of your application from noreply@alaskahealthfair.org (as well as all future event confirmations that you sign up for from this same email address). If you do not get an immediate reply in your email (after submitting your application), then it did not go through. Please try again or give us a call and we’ll walk you through the process. We look forward to seeing you this season.

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