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Hundreds expected at annual HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Fall Health Fair

HIGHLAND — St. Joseph’s Hospital will again offer a fall health fair from 5:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, at Highland Hope Church, 12846 Daiber Road, Highland.

hshsstjosephslogo1“The popularity of our annual health fairs, along with the addition of many community outreach events, are tangible ways St. Joseph’s Hospital is demonstrating our mission of revealing Christ’s healing love for all people through our health care ministry” said Amy Liefer, director of communications for St. Joseph’s Hospital. “Our annual fall health fair is another convenient and accessible way for local residents to learn about their health, get answers to questions and walk away with information that will make it easier to live a healthy life.”

Residents attending the 2017 fall health fair can pre-register and pre-pay for the event. More than 800 attendees preregistered and were able to reduce their wait at the St. Joseph’s Hospital spring health fair in April.

“Giving the public an opportunity to pre-register has helped the Health Fair become more efficient in more ways than one,” said Liefer. “Not only from a registration processing point of view, but more importantly, allowing attendees to start their screenings much quicker upon arrival.”

Area residents wanting to attend the 2017 fall health fair must pre-register and pre-pay for an appointment time in-person at a number of upcoming pre-register sign-up events. Registration can be done in the main lobby of the hospital on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 8 to 10 a.m.

All participants must pre-register for an appointment time.

Anyone without a scheduled appointment must wait until walk-ins are accepted after 10:30 a.m.

The fall health fair is a self-pay service. The hospital will not bill your insurance plan for any services rendered. You may submit your health fair receipt to your insurance plan, but St. Joseph’s Hospital will not be able to provide an insurance claim.

To ensure fall health fair attendees receive test results in a timely manner, St. Joseph’s Hospital will personally mail all test results to participants in approximately 3-4 weeks following the fall health fair; no test results will be mailed or faxed to a participant’s health care provider.

Those attending will receive vital information about both women’s and men’s health issues, as well as nutrition.

Participants must be 18 years of age or older to take any blood test offered at the Fall Health Fair.

In addition to offering vital statistics such as height and weight, guests attending the health fair can receive:

– Comprehensive Blood Screenings, which requires a 10-hour fast, $45.

– Prostatic Specific Antigen (PSA) Screenings, $15

Hemoglobin A1C, $10, which requires a 10-hour fast.

– Vitamin D Screening, $15
– Peak Flow, which measures lung function, $10.

– Bone Density Screening, $5

– Flu Shots, $25, available to the first 200 people who register.

– Fit Kit, $15, take home kit to check for blood in the stool. Annual screening tool used to detect precursors for Colorectal Cancer.

Free screenings will include:

• Blood pressure
• Dental Health
• Nutrition

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