The Winnemucca Host Lions Club will once again team up with Humboldt General
Hospital to sponsor the 2016 Community Health Fair.
From 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19, local residents are invited
to take advantage of the many health services that will be available at
the East Hall of the Winnemucca Convention Center.
This year, four different blood screenings will be available through Humboldt
A comprehensive blood chemistry panel will offer a complete lipid profile,
a group of tests that may help determine risk of coronary heart disease.
Cost is $35.
Additionally, HGH will offer a prostate blood test (for men only), a TSH
blood test, which screens for thyroid disorders, and a glycohemoglobin
A1c diabetes screen. All three tests are $20 each.
Participants are reminded to fast for at least eight hours prior to testing;
water, coffee and meds are OK.
Free screenings for blood pressure, pulmonary function, body fat/BMI and
vision will be available.
A variety of other booths offering health- and safety-related information
also will be set up.
Fair organizers say each year the event offers more and more information
and services for local residents, and they don't expect this year
to be any different.
Last year, approximately 500 people attended the fair, including nearly
300 people who took advantage of the low-cost blood screenings.
For more information on the Winnemucca Host Lions Club Community Health
Fair, please contact Lions Club Community Health Fair Chairman Patricia
Setzer at (775) 623-6802, or Humboldt General Hospital Community Education
and Development Director Nicole Maher at (775) 761-2624.