Each year, thousands of people take their health into their own hands and attend a 9Health Fair. Over the last 40 years, 9Health has hosted nearly 5,000 fairs and helped over 2 million people in Colorado. There are just a few more days to go to a 9Health Fair this spring, you can see a list of the remaining ones by clicking here.
Nearly 80,000 people have received a call from one of the 9Health medical professionals telling them that they have a critical or alert level in their blood work. Many of these people are made aware of a serious health issue and get to care because of the knowledge.
One of those people is Denver Mayor, Michael Hancock, “It was right here at 9Health Fair that I learned my numbers actually.” He found out he was prediabetic and had hypertension and made the lifestyle changes he needed to make to improve his health.
What is a 9Health Fair and who should attend?
People of all ages have had local preventative health screenings at their fingertips through 40 years of 9Health Fair events across 100 locations in Colorado. 9Health Fair offers a variety of free screenings such as blood pressure, breast exams, pap smears, height, weight, body mass index (BMI), oral, hearing, foot, skin, and more. These screenings vary by location. Select fairs also offer free health screenings for children.
9Health Fair is for everyone. The mission of 9Health is prevention and to reach as many people as possible to help them take ownership of their health. No matter who you are, your 9Health Fair results could help you detect something early enough to make a change and add years to your life.
Even if you have insurance, attending a 9Health Fair provides more information than your primary care provider may typically order. The co-pay to make a doctor’s visit often costs more than attending a 9Health Fair. In addition to affordable screenings, like blood chemistry, you can take advantage of a variety of free screenings.
If you have a critical or alert out-of-range value in your lab results, you will get a call within 24-72 hours from a 9Health medical volunteer. 9Health medical professionals will recommend what follow-up care to seek out, and help you find resources if you don’t already have a primary care physician.
9Health is also developing a complete year-round prevention program that gives you the education, tools, and motivation to take health-positive steps every day.
Again, there are just a few days left this spring to attend a 9Health Fair. To find a location near you or to register online, click here.