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MEEKER I Meeker’s annual 9Health Fair will be held Saturday at Meeker Elementary School from 7 to 11 a.m., and is open to the public for free and low-cost health screenings along with educational health information.
The health fair is a community partnership with the 9Health Fair, the Rio Blanco Fire Protection District, Pioneers Medical Center and the Meeker Lions Club.
Fair participants can access free screenings such as vision, blood pressure and more. An optional screening is a blood cell count that measures white blood cell count, hemoglobin concentration, platelet count and hematocrit value.
After the blood tests, the Meeker Lions Club will be feeding participants pancakes, sausage, eggs and juice free of charge.
If you are going to have your blood tested, participants should drink lots of water the evening before and the morning of the fair. Fasting is not required.
Participants must register online by midnight today at: 9healthfair.org/register then go to find a fair, then choose a city (Meeker), then register.
Free screenings will include: height, weight, body mass index, vision, pulse and blood pressure screening.
Optional basic screening and the costs include: blood chemistry screening (draw costs $35), blood cell count ($20), hemoglobin A1C ($20), prostate specific antigen (PSA) for men only ($30), colon cancer screening kit ($25) and vitamin D 25 ($45 blood draw).
Payments for the above screenings may be paid for by check to 9Health Fair.