The annual 9Health Fair is once again underway across Colorado, with more than 100 fairs scheduled through May. FREE screenings for adults (18+) include blood pressure, breast exams, prostate checks, bone density, oral, hearing, foot and skin checks. Select fairs also offer free screenings for children. You can search for a fair near you here.
Low-cost health tests include Blood Chemistry Screening ($35), PSA Screening for men ($35), Blood Cell Count ($25), Vitamin D ($50), Vitamin B12 ($25), Hemoglobin A1C ($35), Blood Type ($30) and the take-home Colon Cancer Screening kit ($30).
This year, fasting is not required (optional) for any blood screening. Free blood work vouchers are available to those who need financial assistance.
Each site also offers a medical professional with whom you can discuss health-related questions. Dozens of other tests from pap smears and breast exams to lung function and memory screenings are offered at certain sites. You can find a full list of screenings here.
Online registration is available for most sites with secure electronic results available within two weeks of attendance. (No social security number or personal ID is required.)
Volunteer medical professionals will call you within 72 hour if a critical health issue is discovered. To find a fair near you or get more information, check out their website. You can also call 303-698-4455 or toll-free 800-332-3078.