Everything you need to know about the Grand Valley Health Fair

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - It's one of the most popular events in Grand Junction, and we have everything you need to know.

FOR PARTICIPANTS:
The Grand Valley Health Fair is March 18 and 19 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Central High School, 550 Warrior Way. Organizers say there will be a limited number of blood draws available by appointment on the day. But, if you want to get it done early, you can do so Feb. 14 through 18 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Community Services Building, 510 29 1/2 Road. You must make an appointment by clicking the link below or calling 211. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Jan. 31

The cost of a blood chemistry test is $30, a PSA is $25 and a blood count test is $15. Remember, you must fast for 12 hours, drink water and take your prescribed medications. Diabetics are not to fast! Those who get an early blood draw will have their results mailed to them, they can then bring them to the Health Fair.

FOR EDUCATIONAL BOOTHS:
If you're interested in participating in the Interactive Educational Centers for the 2011 Health Fair, please remember part of the mission of the fair is to promote good health. You're asked to remember this when considering a booth. Organizers say participating is a community service and isn't meant to expand your business or client list. If community health education is one of your missions, then click the link below for the 9healthfair IEC guidelines.

All IECs must be approved by 9bealthfair to take part in the Grand Valley Health Fair. If you want to participate, you must submit your application by Feb. 15. Space is limited. IECs will be notified by Feb. 29 of the status of their application. Send your application to:
Sue Kiser
Mesa County Health Department
PO Box 20,000
Grand Junction, CO 81502
or fax to 970.248.6972
or email to sue.kiser@mesacounty.us

11 News is a proud sponsor of the Grand Valley Health Fair. Tune in each Monday month for special health care topic coverage, opportunities to ask an expert and more. Visit the 9 Health page on nbc11news.com by clicking the link below.



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