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Idaho State University Health Fair set March 18-19; learning center participants sought

Posted February 8, 2010


The Idaho State University Health Fair 2010 – celebrating its 29th year – is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 18 and 19, and organizers are looking for private and public health enterprises to set up learning centers.

The health fair is sponsored by the ISU Kasiska College of Health Professions and Portneuf Medical Center (PMC). A Dental Hygiene station from a previoius ISU Health Fair.It will be held in the ISU Pond Student Union Ballroom. Participants are encouraged to bring a can of nonperishable food to help replenish the community’s food banks.

Portneuf Medical Center (PMC) will provide laboratory services at the fair on March 18 and 19 or can be done at one of PMC’s labs. If you have blood work done at one of the PMC labs, the draws will be available on a walk-in basis from 7 to11 a.m., Monday through Friday beginning March 1 through March 31 at both the East and West PMC lab locations.

The PMC East lab is located at 777 Hospital Way with access to the lab through the main entrance. The West Campus lab is located in the main lab at 651 Memorial Drive. Access is on the ground floor (level six of the parking garage elevator). Parking is available in the parking garage.  

If you have your blood drawn before March 15, you can pick up your blood profile results at the ISU Health Fair. Health care professionals will be available to interpret your results at the fair. If you have your blood drawn at the Health Fair or at a PMC lab after the Health Fair, your results will be mailed to you..

PMC offers a general health blood profile for $35. The screening will include a chemistry profile, assessments for cardiac risk based on cholesterol levels, a complete blood count and a thyroid screen. Optional tests include a $15 confidential HIV screening and a $15 prostate antigen test. Other tests that will be offered this year include thyroid function screen for $15, iron level for $5, uric acid level for $5, glycohemoglobin for $25 and insulin level for $25. A 14-hour fast is required prior to a blood draw for the lipid profile and general chemistry profile.

Last year’s Health Fair featured more than 65 learning centers, providing services to hundreds of participants. ISU Dental Hygiene, Nursing and Pharmacy students will be available for consultation on medications, healthy teeth and gums, nutrition as well as other health-related topics

For more information on learning centers, contact Heather Hodges 282-2132 or hodgheat@isu.edu