Health Screenings Offered at the County Fair
Health Screenings Offered at the County Fair

Health Screenings Offered at the County Fair

Hospital

Fairgoers may participate in free and low-cost health screenings offered by Wyandot Memorial Hospital at the Wyandot County Fair. The screenings are performed by healthcare professionals at the hospital’s booth in the Merchants’ Building.

Blood Tests will be available from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 10 through Saturday, September 14. The lab draw is an automated CBC, full lipid profile, basic metabolic panel and AST/ALT for $35. The screening checks hemoglobin, white cell count, total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides and ratio, glucose (blood sugar), electrolytes, kidney function and liver enzymes. For the most accurate results, participants will want to fast for 12 hours prior to the test. Water is permitted during the fast and encouraged to prevent dehydration.

Four other blood tests are offered. The PSA for $15 measures prostate-specific antigen, and the A1C test for $20 measures the average blood glucose for the past 2-3 months. The tests for TSH and Free T4 to check thyroid function are combined for $25. These four tests require no fasting.

The results for the blood tests will be mailed to participants.

Free Blood Pressure Checks and Oxygen Saturation Rates will be offered from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10 through Thursday, September 12; and 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Friday, September 13 and Saturday, September 14. The blood pressure screenings determine the risk for hypertension, an indicator for heart disease and stroke. Oxygen saturation rates are obtained with a pulse oximeter and measure the percentage of red blood cells carrying oxygen to vital organs and tissues.

Free Fitness Challenges are planned for Tuesday, September 10 through Saturday, September 14 from 4 – 8 p.m. to determine how many push-ups or sit-ups fairgoers can complete in one minute.

Free Chair Massages with Hypervolt will be provided by physical therapy staff members on Tuesday, September 10 from 4 – 8 p.m., and Free Hand and Arm Massages will be available on Thursday, September 12 from 4 – 8 p.m. by occupational therapy staff members.

Free Hearing Health Quick Tests are featured on Thursday, September 12 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Staff audiologist Courtney Thiel will provide otoscopic examinations to check for earwax and answer hearing-related questions.

Free Nutrition Q & A on Wednesday, September 11 from 4 – 8 p.m. will give fairgoers the opportunity to meet Registered Dietitian Brooke Distel and ask her questions about eating healthy.

Free Sleep Screenings will be offered by SleepCare staff on Wednesday, September 11 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 4 – 8 p.m.

Free Speech Development and Therapy Q & A features one-on-one time with Speech Language Pathologist Jordan Coakley on Thursday, September 12 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Free Women’s Health Q & A is scheduled for 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 14. Women’s Health Navigator Brittany Thiel and Certified Nurse Midwife/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Megan Bair will both be on hand to answer questions and provide health information for women of all ages.

The hospital will also have wheelchairs for loan each day at the fair on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information on the health screenings, phone the hospital’s Wellness Center at 419-294-4991, extension 2236, or email wellness@wyandotmemorial.org.