Health Fair set for March 26
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The annual Upshur County Health Fair will be Tuesday, March 26, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the Gilmer Civic Center, of U.S. 271, next to Walmart in Gilmer, with dozens of exhibitors lined up already.

There will be free admission, giveaways, door prizes, refreshments and ambulance tours.

Free health screenings will be available, including blood cholesterol, blood sugar, pulse oximetry, vascular carotid screening, chiropractic screenings, depression screenings and more.

To obtain accurate blood testing results, fasting 12 hours prior to the screening is recommended.

Other free health services available include blood pressure, Body Mass Index information, and diabetes and nutrition education.

New this year is “ask the doctor.” You’ll have the opportunity to speak with a physician at no cost.

The ETMC Mobile Digital Mammography Unit will also be offering mammograms.Medicare, Medicaid and all commercial insurance will be accepted and filed.

Call Jessie Bell at 903-590-2988 to apply for a grant to pay for your mammogram if you do not have insurance. To schedule a digital mammogram, call ETMC at 800-648-8141 and press 3.

Exhibitors scheduled to appear, as of Wednesday, included the following:

1. Faith Hospice Services

2. Care Team Home Health & Hospice

3. Maximus THSteps

4. Audubon Behavioral Healthcare

5. Caption Call

6. All American Home Health

7. Meals on Wheels

8. Hospice of East Texas

9. Wellness Pointe

10. Wesley House Assisted Living

11. Upshur Manor

12. Heart to Heart Hosice

13. Southern Care Hospice

14. At Home Healthcare

15. Amerigroup

16. Angel Care Hospice

17 - 20. Good Shepherd Medical Center

21. Marshall Home Care & Hospice

22. NET Health WIC Program

23. Premier Health

24. AllenMed, Inc.

25. Accolade Home Care

26. Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals & Clinics

27. ETMC Home Health

28.Whispering Pines Lodge

29. Med Shop Medical Depot

30. Essential Home Healthcare, Inc

31. ETCADA

32. Kinsman Home Health

33. Legacy Group-Michael Evans, SFP, CSA

34. Assist Care

35. Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service

36. Texas Home Health

37. March of Dimes

38. Hearts Way Hospice

39. Assisted Living Concepts

40. Creative Benefits Solutions

41. Legacy Hospice

42. Area Agency on Aging

43. Right At Home

44.Select Specialty Hospital

45. East Texas Center for Independent Living

46. ETMC Gilmer

47. Beacon Hospice

The Health Fair is brought to you by East Texas Medical Center, Good Shepherd Medical Center, Gilmer Area Chamber of Commerce and Upshur Manor Nursing Home.
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