Your next chance to get a jump on your health is the spring Hampshire County Health Fair April 13 at Hope Christian Church Augusta.

Services and resources for the 7-to-11-a.m. session are largely the same as last year according to coordinator Liz Voit. They include standard blood work tests through LabCorp.

Tests include Hemoglobin A1C for $5, B12 and Folate for $10, HCV for $10, PSA (men only) for $5, Testosterone for $10, Vitamin D for $20, and the executive panel including CMP, CBC, TSH, Thyroid profile, and Lipids for $20. A newer HIV test, offered for the first time last year, will also be available.

At the end of the tests, all of the lab results will eventually be mailed to the participant and a practitioner will contact the participant directly if there are any critical results.

Services offered at the fair beyond labs include free carotid ultrasounds, free EKG screenings, free blood pressure screenings, and free advance directive and living will assistance, all offered by Valley Health, free fingerprinting, and free hearing screening and hearing aid cleaning by Heritage Hearing Center.

Some other health and wellness services and information that are planning to be offered are Valley Health Cancer Services, Valley Health Hampshire Wellness and Fitness, and Valley Health Hampshire Memorial Hospital Multispecialty Practice to name a few.

Other specialists include those in cardiology, GYN, general surgery, pulmonology, podiatry, family and internal medicine, orthopedics, and pediatrics, and Valley Medical Transport.

Valley Health Hampshire Memorial Hospital is planned have services for CORE, COPD and smoking cessation, Coumadin and anticoagulation management, CPR and first aid, diabetes management, long term care unit, physical and occupational therapy, safe sitter, respiratory services, and wound care.

If all goes to plan, falling in line with last year’s services, the health fair will also include additional information and education from the Hampshire County Health Department, the Hampshire County Cancer Coalition, Grant County Hospice, Grant Memorial Hospital Women and Maternal Care Clinic, Hampshire High School HOSA students, Hampshire County Pathways and Hampshire County Lighthouse, YourBirth, and local youth social studies projects.

Health Fair participants are not required to have an appointment for any of the aforementioned services and, usually, the shortest wait for lab draws occur after 9 a.m.

For more information on the health fair, the services it provides, or to reserve a table for the fair, contact Liz Voit at 822-4947 and o






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