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Health Fair To Be Held June 28

June 19, 2018

The annual Health Fair sponsored by Wilbarger General Hospital and the Wilbarger County Health Coalition will be held Thursday, June 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Empire Room of the Wilbarger Auditorium.

Health screenings and information on a variety of health care services and facilities will be available at the Health Fair, which will feature over 40 vendors.

And, this year, there will an opportunity for people to get an up close view of a medical helicopter, as the AirEvac helicopter will be located in the parking lot of the Vernon Middle School. Also scheduled to be in the parking lot for people to see are a Vernon Fire Department fire truck and ambulance.

Health screenings that will be available include blood pressure, being offered by Hospital Home Health; carotid artery screenings, being offered by the WGH Radiology Department; the WGH Rehabilitation Department will also be providing some screenings.

Advanced Nursing & Rehab will be offering Alzheimer’s screenings, and United Pharmacy will be offering blood sugar screenings.

Vendors will be providing information on local and area health care facilities, health care services and agencies that can provide assistance for senior citizens and those in need. A number of care centers and assisted living facilities will also be at the event, as well as rehabilitation facilities. Several home health agencies will also have booths at the health fair, as well as businesses that provide health care merchandise and products.

The majority of the vendors are from Vernon and Wichita Falls, however this year there are vendors from as far away as San Antonio and San Angelo. Several of the vendors will also be providing information on health plans and insurance. There are also some government agencies that will be on hand as well, including the Human Health Services Commission (formally the Department of Aging and Disability Services), and Area Agency on Aging of North Texas.

There will also be drawings for several door prizes, and most of the vendors will be handing out goodies to those who visit their booths.

The health fair is free, and the public is encouraged to attend.