Gearing up for 13th annual Community Health Fair



As April draws closer and thoughts turn to sunny days and new life that comes with spring, it’s time also to think about health. Staying fit and healthy depends on individual choices made each day. As part of its mission to promote individual responsibility for wellness, Nevada Regional Medical Center is proud to host the 13th annual Community Health Fair where participants will find many opportunities to improve health.


This event, scheduled for Saturday, April 8 is free and open to the public. Local organizations from doctors of medicine, dentistry and chiropractic to safety personnel, child care and sports activities will attend to offer free health screenings, demonstrations and information to anyone who walks in the doors of the Osage Prairie YMCA, 500 W. Highland in Nevada between the hours of 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.


Participants may also take advantage of deeply discounted laboratory tests available until 11:30 a.m. Although walk-ins are welcome to purchase these lab draw, registration is helpful to expedite processing. To register in advance, call (417) 448-3622.


Many of the participating booths will have door prizes, with a grand door prize to be given away as well. This event is possible through the support of our sponsors: ABK Hearing Center, LLC; Air Methods MedFlight, Heartland Behavioral Health Services, Nevada Regional Technical Center Practical Nursing Program, Osage Prairie YMCA, Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, West Central Missouri Community Action Agency and Wilkinson’s Pharmacy. A few of the free screenings that will be available include blood pressure, BMI, bone density, glucose, lead levels and scoliosis. Weather permitting; there will be outdoor tours of emergency vehicles and a seatbelt convincer from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.


New this year, the Vernon County Adult Recovery Easter Egg Hunt will be held in conjunction with the health fair at the Y. Also, stay tuned for an “Ask the Doctor” segment for answers to your health questions to be broadcasted on the KNEM/KNMO live remote and the NRMC Facebook page.


This event has become the single largest health event in Vernon County, attracting more than 300 residents each year. To become a sponsor, reserve a free booth or register for a lab draw, please contact the NRMC Community Education department at (417) 448-3622 or email

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