(HIGHLAND, IL) – In addition to the hospital’s health fair hosted in Highland on October 18, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland will host an additional health fair on Wednesday, October 30, from 6 to 10 a.m. at New Rivers Assembly of God located at 2620 N. Center Street Maryville, Ill. Pre-registration is required and available online at stjosephshighland.org/NRHF. Pre-registration will be open through October 25.
If you are interested in the health fair being offered at Highland Hope United Methodist Church on Friday, October 18, visit stjosephshighland.org/MCHF.
The fall health fair is a self-pay service. Payment is due at the time of arrival at the health fair by cash, check or credit card. St. Joseph’s Hospital will not bill your insurance plan for any services rendered. You may submit your health fair receipt to your insurance plan, but St. Joseph’s Hospital will not be able to provide an insurance claim.
To ensure health fair attendees receive test results in a timely manner, St. Joseph’s Hospital will mail all test results to participants in approximately 3-4 weeks following the health fair; no test results will be mailed or faxed to a participant’s health care provider.
Free tests and screenings include blood pressure, BMI, vision and hearing. In addition, participants can elect to receive the following screenings at the listed prices:
Comprehensive Blood Screenings ($45)
This screening includes complete blood chemistry; cholesterol and lipids, cardiac risk profile, anemia test, complete blood count, kidney and liver function, thyroid. 10-hour fast required
Prostatic Specific Antigen (PSA) Screenings ($15)
This screening is for men only. A doctor uses these results along with an exam to screen for prostate cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends that men should receive the PSA annually, beginning at age 50 or begin at age 45 if considered “high risk.” This includes
African-Americans and men who have a close relative who had prostate cancer before age 65, or close relative with prostate cancer at an early age, then testing can begin at age 40.
Hemoglobin A1C ($10)
This test measures the average blood glucose of diabetics during a 2-3 month period. This test is recommended for those with or at-risk for diabetes.
Vitamin D Screening ($15)
Helps detect Vitamin D deficiency - needed for calcium absorption and strong bones.
Peak Flow ($10) - Measures lung function. (Only available at October 18 Health Fair)
Bone Density Screening ($5) – Heel scan for osteoporosis, or thinning bones. Risk factors for Osteoporosis include aging, being female, menopause, smoking, low body weight, and some medications. (Only available at October 18 Health Fair)
Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) Kit ($15) – Take home kit to check for blood in the stool. Annual screening tool used to detect precursors for colorectal cancer. (Only available at October 18 Health Fair)
Screenings with a 10-hour fast as previously identified require plenty of water only; no gum, hard candy, sugar, or sweeteners.
If you have any questions about the fall health fair, please call 618-651-2739.
The St. Joseph’s Hospital fall health fair is sponsored in part by the HSHS St. Joseph’s Foundation PrimeHealth sponsors: blockplanedesigns, Donovan Rose Nester, P.C., Edward Jones – Advisors: Armentrout, Dempsey and Dewaele, FCB Banks, First Mid Bank & Trust, Highland Machine, Hill Vision Services, Highland Rural King, Meridith Funeral Home, Oberbeck Grain Company, Plaza Dental Care, Poppy’s Inc. dba Widmer Floral, Scott Credit Union, SIUA/Rogier Insurance Agency, Terra Properties, TheBANK of Edwardsville, and The Korte Company.