health fair

March Into Health!

Join us for Craig’s Community Health Fair!

Get your labs done at a greatly reduced cost, and discuss your results with a medical professional. March Into Health with us, and we’ll help you on your way to healthy living.

This year, from March 1-24, we will be completing your lab draws. Walk-in lab draws will be available Monday – Friday from 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at The Memorial Hospital Lab. Weekend lab draws are also available by appointment.

When you arrive at the hospital, you’ll complete your registration form, register and pay your fee. Then, come back to the Community Health Fair on Saturday, April 1 to pick up your results.

The day of the Health Fair, we will have medical personnel available to go over your lab results with you. You can get free height, weight and blood pressure measurements; have your Body Mass Index checked; get a free chair massage; and visit with local health and wellness vendors.

You’ll also be able to attend a variety of health presentations by our local doctors. Presentations will include a wide range of health topics.


Health Fair Tests

Blood Chemistry Screening ($25)

Includes: Glucose, Blood Urea Nitrogen, Creatinine, Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Calcium, Total Protein, Total Bilirubin, Ferritin, Liver Enzymes, Cholesterol, Triglycerides and Thyroid

TMH Laboratory has chosen to replace iron with ferritin to test for anemia status. A review of professional literature indicated that ferritin is considered the most reliable indication of true iron deficiency. Serum iron has a tendency to be falsely elevated in the morning, by hydration status, and by recent ingestion of iron supplements.

Blood Cell Count Screening ($10)

Includes:

  • White Blood Cell count (abnormalities can be related to infections and some cancers)
  • Red Blood Cell count (abnormalities can be related to anemia, polycythemia and some cancers) NOTE: Polycythemia is a condition where a person makes too many red blood cells. This also includes measurements about the size and the uniformity of red cells.
  • Platelet count (abnormalities can be related to bleeding disorders, clotting disorders and some cancers)

Hemoglobin A1C ($20)

This measures the average glucose level for approximately the past three months. It can be used to monitor effectiveness of diabetes treatment. It can also be used to help diagnose diabetes.

PSA ($10)

This is a test that can help screen for prostate cancer. Other conditions can elevate PSA levels. Therefore, it is not a diagnostic test and does not replace an exam by your healthcare provider. It can also monitor the effectiveness of treatment.

Vitamin D ($40)

Vitamin D is vital for strong bones. It also has important, emerging roles in immune function and cancer prevention. Deficiencies at any stage of life can have devastating consequences. Similarly, Vitamin D toxicity resulting from overmedication can cause serious hypercalcemia (high calcium levels). Benefits of Vitamin D have also included:

  • Increased bone mineral density

  • Reduced fractures and falls

HIV ($30) and Hepatitis C ($20)

Screening tests only. The U.S. Task Force on Preventative Health Care recommends these tests. Both of these illnesses are treatable, and those who test positive for either illness can reduce the spread to other people by receiving treatment. Note: positive HIV or Hepatitis C results are required to be reported to the Colorado Department of Health.

Colon Cancer Screening Kit ($20)

Blood in stool can indicate possible colon cancer. This test screens for the presence of blood.


2017 Schedule of Events

Plan to have your blood drawn anytime during the month of March:

Where: The Memorial Hospital Lab, 750 Hospital Loop

When: March 1-24 Monday – Friday 6:00 – 10:00 a.m. (appointments recommended but not required), Saturday and Sunday (appointments required)

How: Call 826-3122 to make an appointment (recommended Monday- Friday, required Saturday and Sunday)

What you need: Plan to fill out your registration form and pay for the lab tests you’d like to receive.

How will you get your results: Plan to attend the Community Health Fair on April 1 at the Memorial Hospital between 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Get your registration form now!