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Free screenings highlight Sky Lakes health fair

Hospital news | Friday, February 24, 2017

Contact: Thomas Hottman

An assortment of health screenings are among the highlights of the Saturday, March 4, free community health fair.

Sky Lakes Medical Center’s 19th annual Living Well Community Health Fair begins at 8 a.m. in Exhibit Hall 1 at the Klamath County Fairgrounds, 3531 S. Sixth St. The event runs until 2 p.m. Admission is free.

“The annual health fair is a chance for people to get valuable information about their health as well as to learn about some of the many services at Sky Lakes and in the community,” said Tom Hottman, manager of the medical center’s community health outreach program.

“The event is an extension of the hospital’s mission to help create health in the community, and is intended to encourage people to make better health choices.”

The free health fair screenings include:

  • Total cholesterol;
  • Blood glucose; and
  • Lung function.

Fasting for 8-12 hours is recommended for the cholesterol and blood glucose screenings. Physicians from Sky Lakes clinics will be on hand at the health fair to interpret results at no charge.

There also will be free body mass index readings and blood pressure checks, displays by Sky Lakes departments and community partners, and activities and information specifically for children ages 3-13.