News release from the United Way of Allen County:
United Way and Organized Labor Host Community Health Fair
(September 22, 2015) – United Way of Allen County and Organized Labor have scheduled their annual Community Health Fair for Friday, October 2, 2015, from 8 a.m. until noon at Turnstone, 3320 N. Clinton St. The Community Health Fair is provided by United Way, AFL-CIO Community Services and Parkview Occupational Health. Everyone eighteen and older is encouraged to attend for free blood pressure, hearing and vision screenings.
Thyroid and A1C Diabetes screenings will be available for $20 each and a blood chemistry test is available for an $18 fee. Participants must fast 12 hours before the blood test (If necessary, please take required medications). The test checks for:
- Liver function, kidney function
- Cholesterol levels
- High density lipoproteins (HDLs)
- Low density lipoproteins (LDLs)
- Triglycerides and more.
During the event, Parkview Occupational Health will give flu shots for $28 and Pneumonia vaccines for $70. Medicare patients will not be charged for these immunizations, please provide your Medicare card for billing purposes.
Participants that plan on receiving a vaccination or test should wear garments with sleeves that can easily be rolled up past the elbow. In addition to the vaccinations and tests, 30 different community organizations will be on hand to provide additional health-related information and resources.
For more information, contact Gayle Goodrich, United Way of Allen County, at 260.469.4013.
About United Way
Established in 1922, United Way of Allen County is a not-for-profit organization that unites our community’s time, talent, and treasure to cultivate and advance community solutions that address the most critical issues around basic needs, education, financial stability and healthy lives. For more information, please visit www.unitedwayallencounty.org.