VERMILLION, S.D. – It is important to be proactive about your health and participate in annual screenings. Early detection is vital for appropriately managing and preventing chronic health conditions.
Sanford Vermillion is partnering with students and faculty in the health professions programs at the University of South Dakota to host this annual community health fair. The health fair focuses on the importance of knowing your individual ‘numbers’ and understanding what they mean with respect to your overall health and wellness. Community Health Fair Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lee Medical Building (corner of Dakota and Clark Streets) USD campus in Vermillion, South Dakota.
More than 15 free health screenings will be available including blood pressure, blood sugar, body fat and body mass index analysis. There will be a number of reduced cost lab screenings available as well as five Health Fair lab package deals.
In recognition of Heart Month, the Sanford Health heart experts will be onsite to provide an adult heart screen as well as a vascular screen at $25 each. These screens can be scheduled in advance by calling (888) 996-4673.
Participants are encouraged to walk through the Sanford Ameri-Heart display to learn more about heart health. Kids in the Kitchen session will take place at 10 a.m. hosted by a Hy-Vee dietitian. Heart healthy snacks will also be available in the atrium.
Community Blood Bank of Sioux Falls mobile unit will be onsite for blood donations from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
This is a family friendly gathering with a supervised children’s activity room, a youth health fair as well as other interactive activities for kids.
Check www.sanfordvermillion.org for more details or call (605) 677-3617 for more information.