The Focus on Health, New Haven High School site, will be held on April 20, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. until noon.  East Allen County Schools Wellness Advisory Council and Emanuel Lutheran Church sponsor this popular low-cost, informative health fair with guidance from Midwest Alliance for Health Education’s Focus on Health team.

Low cost blood testing will be offered again this year; tests included are Blood Chemistry Profile (Chem 17), Hemogram (anemia), Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, Prostate Specific Antigen, A1C (3 month blood sugar average) and Vitamin D.  The Chemistry Profile requires that you FAST for 10 to 12 hours prior to the blood draw.  Payment for blood work is cash or check only.

Also offered at this site are hearing testing by an audiologist, balance testing by a physical therapist, bone density testing, vision screening, as well as a pharmacist and diabetes educator available to answer questions.  Other free health screenings include blood pressure, height and weight with body mass index.  There will also be nearly 30 exhibitors offering health and community information.

This year’s community sponsors include: Wells Fargo Bank, 21Alive WPTA-TV, Midwest Alliance for Health Education, Parkview Hospital Community Health Improvement program, and Parkview Physicians Group.

For more information, call Wendy Walker, RN, EACS Health Services Coordinator, at 260-446-0100, extension 3321 or email at

POSTED: 03/15/13 at 11:13 pm. FILED UNDER: Announcements, News