LAKEWOOD, CO – On April 21, 2012, Red Rocks Community College is partnering with 9Health Fair to present more than 20 free and four low-cost health screenings, as well as education, for people to keep their health in check. 9Health Fair, Colorado’s largest volunteer-run, non-profit health fair program, is urging anyone over 18 to attend. More than 150 communities throughout Colorado and Wyoming will host a 9Health Fair. For a complete list of screenings and locations throughout Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska, visit www.9healthfair.org.
Located at 13300 West Sixth Avenue in Lakewood (near 6th Avenue and Union), the Red Rocks Community College site offers spacious parking and shuttle service to and from the parking lot for seniors and the handicapped, as well as easily accessible, centralized screening locations on the campus. Doors open at 7:00 a.m. and the fair ends at noon. Limited PAP screenings – first come, first serve. Avoid the crowds at the phlebotomy station by arriving at 9:00 a.m. or later. Visit www.rrcc.edu for directions to the campus or call 303-914-6600.
To ensure proper hydration for a smooth blood draw experience, and to continue its focus on “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” this year, participants should plan to bring water to their 9Health Fair.
In addition to offering free and low-cost health screenings that address today’s most critical health issues, including heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer, mental health and more, 9Health Fair also offers:
- Blood work, Pap smear and colon cancer screening results, with information on how to read your results, mailed directly to your home for you to share with your doctor. Results delivered within four weeks of your 9Health Fair visit.
- Calls from volunteer doctors and nurses within 72 hours of your 9Health Fair to people if a critical health issue is discovered
- Free interpretation and translation services
- Free “Ask A Medical Question / Get A Referral” services
- Free health education from hundreds of local organizations
- Free blood work vouchers available for your community’s underserved
- No social security number or personal identification required
Each year, 19,000 9Health Fair volunteers serve more than 90,000 people from communities around the state. With more than half of those volunteers comprised of doctors, nurses and other medically-trained individuals, 9Health Fair needs Phlebotomists, Registered Nurses (RNs), Physicians Assistants (PAs), Medical Doctors (MDs), Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and other credentialed medical professionals to help administer a variety of health screenings and draw blood. Retired medical professionals and students enrolled in a medical program can also volunteer at any 9Health Fair site, with instructor supervision, and additional phlebotomy training and refresher courses are available through 9Health Fair. Spanish speaking volunteers to help with on-site interpretation and translation are also needed.
All 9Health Fair locations include a $30 Blood Chemistry Screening which gives you information on your blood sugar (glucose), cholesterol, triglycerides, liver, kidney, bone and muscle function and may show warning signs of diabetes, heart disease and other concerns. Other low-cost screenings such as a $25 Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) screening for men, which checks for prostate gland issues and cancer, a $15 Blood Count screening, which checks the health of your blood, a $40 Vitamin D screening, which measures your baseline Vitamin D level, a $25 Hemoglobin A1C screening that gives you and average blood sugar level over the past 2 to 3 months, and $20 Colon Cancer Screening Take Home Kit, which checks for colon cancer, are also available. Free screenings such as Blood Pressure, Pap smears, Breast Exams, Prostate/Testicular, Ask a Medical Question, Ask a Pharmacist, Osteoporosis, Oral, Hearing, Foot, Skin and more are offered at specific locations, as well.
For more 9Health Fair information, please visit www.9healthfair.org or call 1-800-332-3078.