Lakewood--This spring, 9Health Fair celebrates its 35th year of providing low and no-cost health screenings to communities throughout Colorado. On April 26, 2014, Red Rocks Community College is partnering with 9Health Fair to present dozens of free and low-cost health screenings, as well as education, for people to keep their health in check. Doors open at 7:00 a.m. and the fair ends at noon.
In addition to offering free and low-cost health screenings that address today’s most critical health issues, including heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer, mental health and more, the 9Health Fair at Red Rocks Community College also offers:
-Screening results, with information on how to read your results, mailed directly to your home for you to share with your doctor. Results delivered within four weeks of your 9Health Fair visit.
-Calls from volunteer doctors and nurses within 72 hours of your 9Health Fair to people if a critical health issue is discovered
-Free interpretation and translation services (limited availability)
-Free “Ask A Medical Question / Get A Referral” services
-Free health education from hundreds of local organizations
-Free blood work vouchers available for your community’s underserved
-No social security number or personal identification required
Among the many screenings at Red Rocks Community College, a $30 Blood Chemistry Screening which gives information on blood sugar (glucose), cholesterol, triglycerides, liver, kidney, bone, and muscle function and may show warning signs of diabetes, heart disease, and other concerns.
In preparation to have your blood drawn at a 9Health Fair, be sure to drink plenty of water, do not eat in the 12 hours before your visit (unless you are diabetic), and continue taking prescribed medication.
Non-medical volunteers are needed to provide a number of service such as registration assistance and cashier services, while Spanish speaking volunteers are also necessary for on-site interpretation and translation. To sign up as a volunteer or for more 9Health Fair information, please visit www.9healthfair.org or call 1-800-332-3078.
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