Regis University to host 17th annual 9Health Fair April 6

Donnie VeaseyMarch 28, 2013

(DENVER) – Regis University is primed for another record-setting year of providing free and low-cost health screenings and health education when the University hosts the 17th annual 9Health Fair from 7 a.m. to noon, April 6 in Loyola Hall at the North Denver (Lowell) campus.

Last year 578 people attended the event at Regis University and Sharif Abdelhamid, site coordinator and associate director of Service Learning for the University’s Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions (RHCHP), is optimistic about surpassing that number. He estimates that the University has served more than 6,000 people since it started hosting and operating the 9Health Fair at Regis University.

Abdelhamid notes that among the services offered at this year’s event, the Regis University fair will include one-on-one fair navigation for those who need additional help, the fair is open to all community members (attendees do not need an ID to be served), a mobile mammography unit will be present, and the site is one of a few piloting a new gluten sensitivity test.

Free screenings offered at this year’s fair include: Ask a Medical Professional and Get a Referral (Nurse Practitioners, Physical Therapists, and Pharmacists), Foot Screening, Heart Health (Blood Pressure / Pulse Oximetry / Metabolic Syndrome Screening / Cardiac Risk Assessment), Skin Screening, Stress Screening, Nutrition Screening, Body in Balance, Lung Function Screening, Bone Health (Osteoporosis Screening), Height/Weight/BMI, Breast Screening/Mobile Mammography Van, Pap Smear Screening, Vision Screening, Prostate/Testicular Screening, and many Interactive Education Centers.

Other blood screenings offered are: Blood Chemistry Panel - Fee is $30; Blood Cell Count: - Fee is $15; PSA Screening - Fee is $25; Colon Cancer Screening Take home Kit- Fee is $20, Hemoglobin A1c – Fee is $25, Vitamin D 25-Hydroxy Screening – Fee is $40, and Gluten Sensitivity – Fee is $45.

Participants in the 9Health Fair, who must be 18 years or older, are asked to not eat 12 hours before having blood drawn, continue taking prescribed medications, drink plenty of water before having blood drawn and diabetics should not fast.  Participants should bring their own water.

Students and faculty across all of the programs in Regis University’s RHCHP, including nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy, and health administration, organized and participated in the annual event at the Regis University campus. 

9Health Fair is Colorado’s largest non-profit, volunteer-driven health fair program that promotes health awareness and encourages individuals to assume responsibility for their own health.

For more information about the 9Health Fair event at Regis University contact Abdelhamid at 303-458-4188 or sabdelha@regis.edu.