So, you’ve decided to attend a 9Health Fair, but you still have questions. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions from people just like you.
What screenings are offered?
Every 9Health Fair location offers bloodwork for a small fee. In addition, all locations offer a variety of affordable and convenient screenings, including blood pressure, breast exams, pap smears, mental health, vision, etc. For a detailed description of our screenings, please see our available screenings.
I have insurance. Is it still necessary to attend?
Many people find that attending a 9Health Fair provides more information than their providers’ offices typically order. Some participants report that the co-pay to make a doctor’s visit costs more than attending a 9Health Fair. In addition, you can take advantage of a variety of free screenings.
I’m healthy, so why should I attend?
When you own your health, you are taking control of your life and your future. You could gain peace of mind knowing that the way you are feeling is actually what is happening in your body. You could also find a health issue where symptoms are not present. Early detection can add years to your life.
What if I find something that needs additional care?
9Health Fair will call you within 24-72 hours if you have a critical or alert out-of-range value in any of your lab results. Our medical professionals will recommend what follow-up care to seek, and can help you find resources to follow-up care if you do not have a primary care physician.
Is 9Health Fair only for the under privileged who can’t afford to go to the doctor?
No. 9Health Fair is for everyone. We have the supplies and resources to serve everyone who attends. Our mission is to reach as many people as possible to help them take ownership of their health. We have a special voucher program for those who cannot afford screenings at 9Health Fair.
How can I find a site near me?
Do I need to fast, and are my results affected if I don't?
No. You do not need to fast before attending a 9Health Fair. If you choose to skip fasting, your glucose and triglyceride levels may appear out of the normal range on non-fasting blood chemistry results. However, both measures are easily interpreted as non-fasting levels by health care providers. Call our hotline at(303) 698-4455 or (800) 332-3078 for additional information.
Who can participate?
We offer health screenings for adults and children, so bring your whole family. However, blood cannot be drawn on anyone under 18, even with parental consent.
Why does 9News have a health fair?
9News is our media partner, but 9Health Fair is a separate non-profit organization with the sole mission of providing people with the tools they need to take responsibility for their own health. 9Health Fair was started as a community service project of 9News in 1980, and 9Health Fair became an independent non-profit in 1987.
Can I get a prescription at a 9Health Fair?
No. 9Health Fair does not provide any diagnostic screenings that would allow a health professional to write prescriptions.
Do I need to provide my social security number for results?
No. Your social security number is not required.
What methods of payment are accepted?
Cash, personal checks and credit cards (MasterCard and Visa only) are accepted at all locations.
Do I need an appointment?
No appointments are necessary; participants are served on a first come, first served basis.
Can I fill out the paperwork ahead of time to save time at the fair?
Most of our 9Health Fair sites offer online registration. This allows you to complete the participant form and pay for screenings online. You can register online for a fair up until the start time of the fair. Just print the form and bring it with you. However, this may not necessarily save you time at the fair. The main advantage of registering online is that your results will be available to you within a week at a secure medical repository online. Further, your results will be available for you to access them at any time.
How can I register online?
First you must find a fair. Once you determine which location you’ll be attending, click the Register Online button to register for that particular site. You can register online up until the fair opens.
Remember online registration payments are non-refundable.
If I don’t register online, how long will it take to get my results?
You will receive your results within two to four weeks.
How much time should I expect to spend at a fair?
Most participants spend about two hours learning about their health. Depending on your interests and the site you choose, your 9Health Fair experience can take anywhere from 30 minutes to four hours.
After Fair FAQs
What should I do if I still haven’t received my results?
If it’s been more than four weeks since you have attended a fair and you still haven’t received your results, you should call our office at (303) 698-4455 or(800) 332-3078. Ask for the Client Services Department. Please have the yellow copy of your participant form available and someone will assist you.
Does Medicare or my insurance cover the costs of screenings?
No. Medicare does not cover the cost of screenings provided by 9Health Fair. Many insurance companies have different requirements for coverage, so you should consult your provider regarding reimbursement.
Do you provide my screening results to insurance providers or the medical information bureau?
No. We do not provide your results to anyone or any organization without your consent.