AMERICAN FORK Families in Utah County are invited to American Fork Hospital's Community Health Fair on Saturday, June 7, from 9 a.m. to noon at the hospital, 170 N. 1100 East.
Topics of interest include good nutrition, dental hygiene, fire safety and emergency preparedness. Family resources and information will be available from the Utah County Health Department, Community Health Connect, Baby Your Baby, Immunization Clinic, American Red Cross, NetSmartz and Mountainlands Community Health Center.
Activities for children include a bicycle rodeo, face painting, balloon art, and a bounce house and inflatable slide. Families can view a fire truck, ambulance and Life Flight helicopter.
More than a dozen screenings and assessments will be offered. Most are free, but there will be discounted charges for the EKG ($5); prostate blood test ($15); full lipid panel that shows cholesterol and triglycerides (12-hour fast required; $15) and thyroid ($10). Payment can be made with cash, check or charge at the American Fork Hospital cashier's office on the day of the event.
Community Nursing Services will be on site to offer immunizations for children and adults. For children whose insurance does not cover immunizations or those who are uninsured or enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP, or are American/Indian/Alaskan Native, the shots are free for ages 0 to 35 months, and $5 for ages 3 to 18 years. Anyone else who would like to have immunizations may have them and their insurance will be billed.
Those who are interested in receiving a prostate blood test must get their blood drawn prior to the exam on Saturday. Blood work for any screening can be done in the hospital's laboratory. Simply visit the laboratory, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon, through June 6. Test results will be available at the health fair or by mail.
Call 357-7612 for information.