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MMH Health Fair set for Feb. 24

Montrose Memorial Hospital’s annual Health Fair will be Saturday, Feb. 24 from 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Montrose Pavilion.  Early Blood Draws, held in conjunction with the Health Fair, will be Jan. 31 and Feb. 1-3 from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Montrose Pavilion.  Early Blood Draws will also be available on Jan. 29 at the American Legion Hall in Olathe, from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. and on Jan. 27 in Ridgway, at the 4-H Events Center from 7:00-10:00 a.m.

Appointments for ALL three locations must be made for the Early Blood Draws.  Appointments can be made at www.MontroseHospital.com, Jan. 7-24.  Appointments are not necessary on the day of the Health Fair.

The following blood tests will be offered at the Early Blood Draws and the Health Fair.  The HealthScreen (Chemistry) & Lipid Profile evaluates kidney function, electrolytes, triglycerides, HDL and LDL cholesterol levels and over 15 components in the blood.  The profile also includes iron, Ferritin, iron binding and TSH (Thyroid Screening).  The cost of this test is $45.00. The PSA blood test for prostate cancer, offered for men 40 and older, is $30. The CBC (complete blood count) blood test is $20.00. The Hemoglobin A1c, which is an additional screening for diabetes, will cost $35.00.  Additional screenings include the Vitamin D screening for $40.00, the Vitamin B-12 screening for $40.00 and the Male Testosterone screening for $45.00. MMH encourages you to talk with your healthcare provider to determine which tests you should choose.

 If you have questions, please call 970-252-2513.

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