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IU Northwest School of Nursing to host health fair on Nov. 11

Community members may obtain flu shots, lab tests and health screenings and information

The Indiana University Northwest School of Nursing will host its annual health fair on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Savannah Center Gymnasium, located at 3400 Broadway in Gary, Ind. Available services will include flu shots, lab work, free health screenings, and health information. Organized by IU Northwest nursing seniors, this year’s fair is themed “Be a Good Health Veteran,” in honor of Veterans’ Day.

Community health agencies and university groups will participate in this event. Available services include lab workups (lipid profile, metabolic panel and hemogram); flu shots; and prostate-specific antigen screenings. Free health screenings include blood-pressure screenings and bone-density tests.

Lab work will be conducted between 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. and requires a 12-hour fast beforehand. This means no food and only black coffee or water to drink.

Lab work is $17.50 for community members. IU Northwest faculty and staff must pay $14.50, while IU Northwest students may have lab work done for free.

Flu shots are $30, payable the day of the health fair, although Medicare patients may present their Medicare Part B cards. Prostate-specific antigen screenings are $17.50 for everyone.

The health fair itself begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m.

As a Northwest Indiana leader in health education, the IU Northwest School of Nursing and College of Health and Human Services are pleased to offer these important health screenings to the community. For more information, contact Clinical Coordinator Glenda Dexter-Brown at (219) 980-6619, or email her at gbrown@iun.edu.

  
Published:

10-28-2008

Media Contact:

Christopher Sheid
OMC
219-980-6802
ccsheid@iun.edu

Michelle Searer
OMC
219-980-6686
msearer@iun.edu
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