Highland News Leader

St. Joseph’s Hospital announces pre-registration dates for spring health fair

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland will host its spring health fair Tuesday, April 24, from 5:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Highland Hope Church, located at 12846 Daiber Road in Highland.

Pre-registration for an appointment will only take place in person, in the main lobby of the hospital, on certain dates.

Pre-registration dates and times are:

  • Thursday, March 1 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

  • Monday, March 5 from 8 to 10:30 a.m.

  • Wednesday, March 7 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

  • Friday, March 9 from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, March 13 from 8 to 10:30 a.m.

  • Thursday, March 15 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

  • Tuesday, March 20 from 8 to 10:30 a.m.

  • Thursday, March 22 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

  • Tuesday, March 27 from 8 to 10:30 a.m.

  • Thursday, March 29 from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, April 3 from 8 to 10:30 a.m.

  • Thursday, April 5 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

  • Tuesday, April 10 from 8 to 10:30 a.m.

  • Thursday, April 12 from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Walk-in appointments at the health fair will be available from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for those who do not pre-register.

The spring health fair is a self-pay service. Payment is due at the time of pre-registration by cash, check or credit card. St. Joseph’s Hospital will not bill your insurance plan for any services rendered. You may submit your health fair receipt to your insurance plan, but St. Joseph’s Hospital will not be able to provide an insurance claim.

To ensure health fair attendees receive test results in a timely manner, St. Joseph’s Hospital will mail all test results to participants in approximately three to four weeks following the health fair; no test results will be mailed or faxed to a participant’s health care provider.

Free tests and screenings include blood pressure, dental health, BMI, glaucoma, vision and hearing.

If you have any questions about the fall health fair, call 618-651-2739 or visit stjosephshighland.org/fair.

Other Tests & Costs

In addition to the free tests, participants can elect to receive the following screenings at the listed prices:

  • Comprehensive Blood Screenings ($45) - This screening includes complete blood chemistry; cholesterol and lipids, cardiac risk profile, anemia test, complete blood count, kidney and liver function, thyroid. (Ten-hour fast is required. This includes no gum, hard candy, sugar, or sweeteners. Participants should also drink plenty of water.)

  • Prostatic Specific Antigen (PSA) Screenings ($15) - This screening is for men only. A doctor uses these results along with an exam to screen for prostate cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends that men should receive the PSA annually, beginning at age 50 or begin at age 45 if considered "high risk." This includes African-Americans and men who have a close relative who had prostate cancer before age 65, or close relative with prostate cancer at an early age, then testing can begin at age 40.

  • Hemoglobin A1C ($10) - This test measures the average blood glucose of diabetics during a 2-3 month period. This test is recommended for those with or at-risk for diabetes.

  • Vitamin D Screening ($15) - Helps in the detection of Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is needed for calcium absorption and strong bones.

  • Peak Flow ($10) - Measures lung function.

  • Bone Density Screening ($5) - Heel scan for osteoporosis, or thinning bones. Risk factors for osteoporosis include aging, being female, menopause, smoking, low body weight, and some medications.

  • Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) Kit ($15) - Take-home kit to check for blood in the stool. Annual screening tool used to detect precursors for colorectal cancer.