Highland, IL – There are just six more registration events for the HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital - Highland Spring Health Fair, which will be held on Tuesday, April 18, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Highland. The fair will be held from 5:30 to 11:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required for an appointment time and must be completed in person. Walk-in appointments will be taken starting at 10:15 a.m.

Registration events will be held in the main lobby at St. Joseph’s Hospital:
Monday, March 27, Noon to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, March 29, 8-10 a.m.
Wednesday, March 29, 6-8 p.m.
Tuesday, April 4, Noon to 2 p.m.
Thursday, April 6, 4-6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 11, 8-10 a.m.
The Spring Health Fair is a self-pay service. St. Joseph’s Hospital will not bill your insurance plan for any services rendered. Health Fair receipts may be submitted to insurance plans, but St. Joseph’s Hospital will not be able to provide an insurance claim. 
Participants must be 18 years of age or older to take blood tests offered at the 2017 Spring Health Fair. Screenings with a 10 hour fast require plenty of water only; no gum, hard candy, sugar, or sweeteners.
In addition to offering vital statistics such as height, weight, and blood pressure, guests attending the health fair can also receive free screenings for dental health, hearing, BMI, and diet and nutrition.
A new addition to this year’s health fair is the FIT Kit, a take-home annual screening tool used to detect precursors for Colorectal Cancer. The kit is available at the health fair for $15. The offering of the FIT Kit is in coordination with the 80% by 2018 initiative. St. Joseph’s Hospital recently announced it has made the pledge to help increase colorectal cancer screening rates by supporting the 80% by 2018 initiative, led by the American Cancer Society, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable.
Other screenings that can be conducted for a fee include:

  •  Comprehensive Blood 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 for this test. $45

  • -   Prostate Specific Agents (PSA) – For men only. A doctor uses these results in conjunction with an exam to screen for prostate cancer. $15

  • -   Hemoglobin A1C – For those with or at risk for diabetes. Indicates if treatment measures are working to prevent organ damage. 10 hour fast required for this test. $10

  • -   Vitamin D – For Vitamin D deficiency. Needed for calcium absorption and strong bones. $15

  •  Peak Flow Test – Measures lung function. $10

  • -   Bone Density – Heel scanning machine. Screens for Osteoporosis $5

The St. Joseph’s Hospital Spring Health Fair is sponsored in part by the HSHS St. Joseph’s Foundation PrimeHealth sponsors: Highland Machine; Legacy Place – Highland, Oberbeck Grain Co., The Korte Company, blockplanedesigns, Donovan Rose Nester P.C., Edward Jones – Matt Armentrout and Carl Dempsey, FCB Highland Bank, First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, Highland Rural King, Hill Vision Services, Kunkel Commercial Group, Plaza Dental, Plocher Construction, Scott Credit Union, SIUA/Rogier Insurance Agency, Terra Properties, TheBANK of Edwardsville.
2017 Spring Health Fair results will be mailed to the participant in approximately 3-4 weeks; no results will be mailed or faxed to the provider. For more information about the health fair or if you have any questions, please call 618-651-2739.

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Ashley Gramann

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HSHS Illinois
Office: (618) 526-5439

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