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Vitamin D Tests added to
Health Fair Labs

Pocahontas Memorial Hospital’s Health Fairs for 2016 will begin Wednesday, April 27.
These fairs have been an important part of the community’s healthcare for more than 25 years. As a result of the Health Fairs throughout the years, dozens of critical health conditions have been diagnosed, such as anemia and low blood cell counts, thyroid issues, leukemia, diabetes, high lipids, bleeding disorders and prostate cancers.
The Executive I screening covers practically every organ in the body and includes testing for cardiac, liver, cholesterol, hematology, thyroid function and electrolytes. This screening would typically cost over $450, but during the Health Fairs PMH will offer it for just $25. If men would like to include a PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen), the total cost is $30. Other tests are also available including an A1C for an additional $14 and a bone density test for an additional $10. These tests are also being offered at discounted rates.
New this year is a Vitamin D test. This test is one of the most requested but this is the first year we have been able to offer it as part of the Health Fairs. The Vitamin D test will cost an additional $25, discounted from its regular price of $99. This test is available without a doctor’s order.
Results from the blood screenings are mailed to your home in about a week and, upon request, will also be provided to your regular healthcare provider.
“This is a great way for people to take the initiative for their own health,” said Terry Wagner, Chief Operating Officer at PMH and a director for the Health Fair.
The large Annual Health Fair at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital will be held on Friday, May 13. A full schedule of public sites is printed in this newspaper and is also available on our website at www.pmhwv.org.

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