The 29th-annual Rotary Health Fair is set for Saturday, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Homer High School.
“It’s Your Life … Take a Day to be Well” is the theme of the fair, sponsored by Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Club in cooperation with South Peninsula Hospital.
The purpose of the fair is to set aside just one day of your life to take advantage of free and inexpensive health screenings and up-to-date information on relevant health topics.
Approximately 65 exhibitors will be available to offer various health screenings and services, including blood pressure tests, vision tests, hearing tests, fitness tests, strength tests and more.
Comprehensive blood analysis is available at the fair for only $40, a sizable discount from the average cost of a comparable test. In addition to the basic wellness test, additional tests this year include prostate, thyroid, cardiac, vitamin D and hemoglobin A1C.
Setting an appointment for your blood draw at the fair is encouraged and offered at www.sphosp.org. No food or drink, only water, should be consumed 10-12 hours prior to the test.
In all cases, prescription medication should be taken and diabetics should not fast. Additional PSA, TSH, CRP, Vitamin D and blood type tests are available at an additional cost. Payment must be made by cash or check at time of the test, and checks can be made out to Rotary.
A blood drive will take place in conjunction with the fair. Appointments to donate blood may be made by calling 226-5630.
Free childcare is offered, and the Lions Club will be collecting used eyeglasses.
Numerous door prize drawings will be offered by exhibitors, and the grand prize giveaway is a $250 energy certificate.
For more information on the Health Fair, visit www.sphosp.org or call the Health Fair Hotline at 299-0735.
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