Health Fair and Flu Shoot Out on Sept. 23

CEDAR CITY–The annual Cedar City Hospital Health Fair and Flu Shoot Out is Saturday, Sept, 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside the concourse at Cedar City Hospital.

The Health Fair offers dozens of free health screenings, information and giveaways. Booths include the following: health fair goody bag; audiology screening; senior services information; eye/vision screening; dietitian & nutrition information; diabetes education; infection prevention station, featuring the Glitter Buddy, which shows where you didn’t wash the germs on your hands; information on Iron County Care & Share services, including transportation and doctor visit vouchers, help with food stamp applications, help with mortgage payment, and more.

Also included are blood oxygen levels/pulse oximetry test; information on how to access as low as $25 doctor clinic visits with Family Healthcare; blood pressure test; body mass indexing test; domestic violence services/prevention information; ”Downwinders”/RESEP information on how to access care/funds if you were exposed to radiation testing and mining; emergency preparedness information; how to access mammography services; cancer prevention & support information; Children’s Justice Center information; spirometry lung function test; Southern Utah Orthopedics & Sports Medicine information; kidney screening; Prescription Drug Take Back box; drug prevention information; Five County services information; balance screening; stroke & traumatic brain injury rehab information; and advanced health and wellness information. You can learn more about a revolutionary Intermountain heart surgery procedure being performed at Dixie Regional; how to access a doctor on your smartphone for only $49 with Connect Care; free neck and head massage; and an Ask a Doctor booth.

The Flu Shoot Out is provided by the Southwest Utah Public Health Department, who has teamed up with Cedar City Hospital to provide low-cost or no-cost flu shots to the community. The flu shots are $20, and can be paid for with cash, check, or credit card, or it is no charge with these insurance carriers: DMBA, Adult Medicaid, Medicare (depending on HMO plan), PEHP, SelectHealth, Tall Tree, United Healthcare or Aetna First Health (NOT on the Utah Connected Network).

This event will also feature “Age Out Loud” around the hospital walking path, which is being held to honor the older adults in the community, to collect needed donations for local older adults, and to provide information on resources for older adults. The organizer of the event is Janelle Brown; for any questions about “Age Out Loud,” please call her at 868-5818.

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