Clark State to host growing health fair

Dr Thomas Rak performs a health screening for skin cancer at a recent CRSI health fair in Urbana. Clark State will host a health fair next week. JEFF GUERINI/STAFF

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Dr Thomas Rak performs a health screening for skin cancer at a recent CRSI health fair in Urbana. Clark State will host a health fair next week. JEFF GUERINI/STAFF

Clark State Community College will host its 30th annual health fair Wednesday at the school’s campus and it’s open to the public.

The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 5, in the LRC building. The event will take place in the Security National Bank Community Room 207 through 209.

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“Education is one of our goals and we want people to be educated on specific topics and what resources are available in the community,” said Roberta Richards, health fair coordinator and health clinic nurse for Clark State.

The attendance has grown over the past several years and more than 400 people are expected to attend this year.

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More than 40 agencies are expected to show up at the health fair Wednesday and offer several services either for free or at a reduced cost, including the mobile mammography offered by Springfield Regional Imaging Center. Appointments are preferred and can be made by contacting the Health Clinic at 937-328-6042.

Other services expected at the fair include A1C tests offered by Occupational Health and Medicine, vision screening by Wal-Mart Vision Center, preschool information from Miami Valley Child Development Centers, hearing tests by Earzlink, bone density screening by Springfield Regional Imaging Center, blood sugar testing by the Clark County Combined Health District, lipid profiles by Occupational Health and Medicine and much more.

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“It is very rewarding,” Richards said of putting on the fair. “There is a lot of work that goes into it and when you see the number of people that attend. They enjoy it and everyone seems to be really benefiting from it.”

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