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Health fair test pre-registration this weekend

Spring is here and that means the Health Fair is right around the corner.

This weekend, community members can get pre-registered for the five tests offered at the Wrangell Medical Center health fair.

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Cathy Gross is an organizer of the fair. She says the same tests will be offered as last year.

“We’re going to go ahead and do the five tests. We have the health profile, the thyroid screen, the prostate screen. We’re going to do the HA1C again, which is a diabetes screen, and also a Vitamin D level,” says Gross.

Gross says there is an advantage to pre-registering for the tests.

“One of the key things about being able to do the pre-registration at the grocery stores is we can assign a time for you- and those times run out pretty quickly. And so, if you don’t get an assigned time, then you have a designated time of 10:30 to show up to get your blood drawn at the health fair. So, there is a benefit to fighting the masses down there to get that registration done early,l” says Gross.

However, Gross says there are some other options for people who can’t make it to the grocery store pre-registration.

“If you miss those days, there’s always the option to go to the hospital after that and do your registration there,” says Gross.

Tests will be $25 a piece at the health fair which is scheduled for Saturday, April 5th from 7am to noon.

Pre-registration is taking place at City Market and Bob’s IGA Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22 from 10am to 4pm.

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