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Spring 2024 Health Fair set for April 6

March 08, 2024 

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese will host a health fair Saturday, April 6 from 6 to 11 a.m. in the hospital’s medical office building, 9515 Holy Cross Lane, Breese, Illinois. 

Participants should park in the main parking lot located off Holy Cross Lane and enter through the medical office building door, located west of the main entrance. Please watch for signs on the campus directing you to the correct entrance. 

Please wear short-sleeved shirts to make the process easier.

Beginning March 18, all participants must register through MyHSHS online medical record portal. All participants must register through the MyHSHS online medical record portal.
Those wanting to attend must pre-register for an appointment online through MyHSHS, powered by MyChart, a free online personal health record that you can access securely from your home computer, laptop or mobile device.

It is free and easy to create a MyHSHS account:
  • Go to www.myhshs.org
  • Login or create a MyHSHS account by clicking “Sign Up Now.” Be sure to use your full proper name that matches your HSHS medical record. 
If you have questions about MyHSHS, call the MyChart support line at 1-866-312-5023 or email MyHealthRecordhelp@hshs.org.

When you log in to your MyHSHS account, follow these steps to access the registration for HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese’s Health Fair:
  • Click Menu (top bar, far left)
  • Under Find Care section at the top of the dropdown menu, click on Health Fair.
  • Click on the Southern Illinois Health Fair.
  • Answer symptom checker.
  • Choose test(s).
  • Schedule appointment.
  • Make sure you select HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese as location and follow steps to select desired appointment time.
Registration will close at the end of day Tuesday, March 26, or when all appointments are filled. There are limited spots available and on-site registration will not be accepted. For assistance, please call 618-526-5351.

The health fair is a self-pay service. No payments will be taken at the time of pre-registration; payment will be expected the day of the health fair by cash, check or credit card. Those paying with cash or check are strongly encouraged to arrive at their scheduled time with exact cash or a check written out totaling the amount of the services they are to have on the day of the health fair. Checks should be made payable to HSHS.

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 post results to attendees’ MyHSHS accounts or mail all test results to participants in approximately four weeks following the health fair.

No test results will be mailed or faxed to a participant’s health care provider. The responsibility for initiating follow-up examinations for abnormalities identified at the health fair lies with the person responsible for their own health and not with any participating organization.

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 and thyroid screening. 10-hour fast required. 
  • Prostate-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 two- to three-month period. This test is recommended for those with or at-risk for diabetes. 
  • Vitamin D Screening ($15) 
    • This screening helps detect vitamin D deficiency, needed for calcium absorption and strong bones. 
  • Blood Pressure Checks (provided at no cost)
Screenings with a 10-hour fast as previously identified require drinking water only; no gum, hard candy, sugar or sweeteners. Be sure to drink plenty of water before coming to the health fair to have your labs drawn. 

Wellness Tuesdays
For those unable to attend the health fair, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese regularly offers Wellness Tuesdays. Each Tuesday between 6 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., community members can receive these lab screening tests at a reduced cost:
  • PSA (Men Only) – $15
  • Vitamin D – $15
  • Hemoglobin A1C – $10
  • Lipid Panel – $15
  • TSH – $15
No appointments are necessary for Wellness Tuesdays, and walk-ins are welcome. Cash payment (cash, credit card, debit card or HSA card) for tests is required at the time of screening. Insurance plans or medical cards will not be billed. Screening results will be mailed to participants. The participant is responsible for follow-up with a physician.
Spring 2024 Health Fair set for April 6
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