Colorado Plains Medical Center Hosts 19th Annual Community Health Fair – The Fort Morgan Times

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  • Colorado Plains Medical Center is hosting the “Home Run for Health” community health fair on Saturday, April 9. (Katie Roth/The Fort Morgan Times)

  • CPMC Rehab/Physical Therapy employees provide free chiropractic consultations and adjustments. (Katie Roth/The Fort Morgan Times)

  • Representatives of the CPMC’s specialized clinics answer questions about the services they offer. (Katie Roth/The Fort Morgan Times)

  • A veteran greets a guest at the Veterans Suicide Awareness and Prevention (VSAP) booth. (Katie Roth/The Fort Morgan Times)

  • The CPMC laboratory is on site at the health fair and offers low cost blood tests. (Katie Roth/The Fort Morgan Times)

  • People who participated in early blood draws before the health fair can discuss their results with a professional. (Katie Roth/The Fort Morgan Times)

  • A guest at the CPMC Birthing Center booth (OB/Labor/Delivery) enters a raffle to win a basket full of baby-friendly items. (Katie Roth/The Fort Morgan Times)

  • Representatives from Medicare Peace of Mind, a local insurance company in Fort Morgan, chat with guests at their booth. (Katie Roth/The Fort Morgan Times)

  • Lincare, a company that provides home respiratory care, has a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine, an oxygen tank and giveaways at its booth. (Katie Roth/The Fort Morgan Times)

  • Sierra McKinney (in pink) of the A Caring Pregnancy Resource Center in Northeast Colorado is hosting a “decorate a onesie” activity at her booth. (Katie Roth/The Fort Morgan Times)

  • Nancy Holman (right, seated) of Castle Dermatology provides dermatology information and free skin cancer screenings at the health fair. (Katie Roth/The Fort Morgan Times)

  • One of the Northeastern Colorado Health Department’s mobile vaccination clinics is parked outside the Fort Morgan Fieldhouse on Saturday, April 9 during health fair hours. (Katie Roth/The Fort Morgan Times)

The Colorado Plains Medical Center (CPMC) hosted its 19th Annual Community Health Fair on Saturday, April 9 from 7-11 a.m. at Fort Morgan Fieldhouse. Because health includes physical, mental and social well-being, 55 different stands were able to participate in the fair, which this year had the theme “Home Run for Health”.

Over 450 community members attended the morning event, visiting booths offering various free health screenings and services, and getting more information about community resources and upcoming events. Some of the free screenings and services included chiropractic consultations and adjustments, CPR training, smoothie samples, skin cancer screenings and training in installing infant car seats.

The CPMC laboratory had also set up a station to provide blood tests at low cost. The blood tests they were able to perform included: CMP (Comprehensive Metabolic Profile) with lipid profile, TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone), PSA (Prostate Screening Antigen), A1c (Diabetes Screening). No appointment or insurance was necessary to participate.

During the week leading up to the health fair, early blood draws were taken at the CMPC from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. People who participated in these early blood draws were able to review their results with a professional at the health fair. Throughout the week, a total of 478 people took advantage of the blood draw services.

Parked outside the Fieldhouse was one of the Northeastern Colorado Health Department’s mobile vaccination clinics, which provided free COVID-19 and flu shots.

Because the event was hosted by CPMC, there were many interdepartmental booths included at the fair. CPMC is not only a hospital with an emergency room, but it also houses specialist services for a variety of needs. These departments included: CPMC Radiology/Bone Density/Imaging, CPMC Specialty Clinic, CPMC OB/Labor/Delivery, CPMC Infection Control, CPMC Human Resources, CPMC Cardiac/Hands-on CPR, CPMC Dietary, CPMC Pharmacy, CPMC Home Health, CPMC Registration/Admission Kiosk, CPMC Medical Records, CPMC Surgery/Ortho, CPMC Ask a Doc/CP Medical Group, CPMC 5210/Healthy Kids, CPMC Rehab/Physical Therapy, CPMC Wound Care, CPMC Lab. Morgan County Ambulance Service, MedSurg/Advanced Directives, and Women’s Clinic of the Plains were also included, among others.

Colorado Plains Medical Center would like to thank all outside organizations and sponsors who made this event a success.

To learn more about CPMC and its services, visit coloradoplainsmedicalcenter.com.

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