The 23rd annual Grant County Health Fair is scheduled from 6 a.m. to noon June 16 at the Grant Union Junior/Senior High School new gym.
The event brings medical professionals together to provide tests and information to the public.
At 9:30 a.m. in the cafeteria, Dr. Raffaella Betza will present “Opiod use: What’s the big deal?” At 11 a.m., Kim Jacobs will present “Nutrition therapy for prediabetes and diabetes,” and Janelle Moulton will present “Monitoring and nnowing your numbers.”
Blood tests for cholesterol and blood sugar will cost $16. People must not eat for 12 hours before the tests, but water and medications are OK. Scholarships are available for those who cannot afford to pay. Registration will be available at the fair, or people can register from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 12-15 at Blue Mountain Hospital. For more information, call 541-575-1480.
Grant County Health Dept will be providing testing for A1C for diabetes and iron levels. WIC information and immunizations will also be available.
Several health care providers will be participating this year. Larry Weber, a dermatology physician assistant from Bend, will check skin issues. Blue Mountain Hospital CEO Derek Daly will be present with representatives from many departments: anesthesia/surgery, business office, dietician, home health/hospice, mammography, physical therapy, radiology, trauma services and Strawberry Clinic. Advantage Dental and two massage therapists, Mary Miles and Michael Snyder, will attend. Darla Carpenter from Norco, reflexologist Janel Parker and Elaine Mezzo from Hope for Paws will also attend.
Grant/Harney Fire Prevention Coop, Airlink, Lifeflight, Community Counseling Solutions, Hearing Van, Heart of Grant County, Historic Remnant Church, Len’s Drug, Red Cross disaster preparedness, emergency management, St. Charles Nurse Navigators for Heart Health, oncology and stroke team and John Day Community Garden will also be available.