Wrangell’s Health Fair is coming up Saturday at the Nolan Center, and its format has changed since last year.

Kris Reed is the development coordinator at Wrangell Medical Center, and she said the main thing to remember is there are no blood draws at this year’s health fair.

“Instead of having the blood draws there, they will be able to pick up the results of their blood draws,” Reed said. “But, of course, no blood draws. That will be a little bit different. But the results will be available in that same smaller room that the blood draws used to take place in.”

Nearly 500 patients participated in the blood draws this year.

There will be around 45 booths at this year’s fair, where visitors can learn about different organizations and services in the community.

Reed said instead of the past tradition of getting a game card stamped at the different booths, this year’s health fair visitors will go on a scavenger hunt.

“We’re trying to encourage folks to get to know the booths a little bit better and what some of the services are that people are offering,” Reed said. “It’s about five questions that they take around and kind of try to find the answers to and just note which booth they found it at.”

Anyone who completes the scavenger hunt can enter a drawing for two round-trip, system-wide Alaska Airlines tickets.
The Youth Court booth will have a container where people can dispose of unused and expired medications.

The AICS teddy bear clinic will be back this year, as will free blood pressure checks at the fire department’s booth.