Annual Community Health Fair Scheduled For Nov. 7

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The 11th annual Community Health and Care Fair will be held Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Payson High School gym off Longhorn Drive.

The fair will be from 8 a.m. and until noon. Organizers expect more booths and health exams to be available this year. 

Blood draws once again are available thanks to Payson Regional Medical Center and its employees. The cost for these medical procedures are the same as last year at $10 for women and $15 for men.

The only other costs are for a flu shot if you don’t have insurance. The fees for the shots are: flu — $25, pneumonia — $50. Shots are free if you show proof of insurance. Currently there are no plans to have the H1N1 flu shots at the fair.

PRMC is also providing blood pressure checks, oxygen saturation levels, peripheral vascular disease screening, podiatry/lower extremities, and diabetes checks.

This year the Lions Club Mobile Eye Clinic will not be available. However, the Lions will have their regular eye exam and hearing tests inside the gym.

Other free screenings include breast exams, skin cancer checks, chiropractic screening, ear canal inspection, dental checks, bone density and heart/lung checks.

The Care Fair will once again be located in the center of the gym and will be filled with organizations handing out information, community resources, etc.

The Gracie Lee Haught Children’s Memorial Fund will also be on hand with free bike helmets and car seats to those in need.

The Gila County Health Department will be on hand to answer any questions concerning the H1N1 Flu and other health issues you may have. 

Sponsors this year are: Eastern Area Health Education Center, Payson Regional Medical Center, Hospice Compassus and Mogollon Health Alliance. If you would like to be a vendor or if you have any questions about the Community Health and Care Fair, give MHA a call at 472-2588.

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