With the goal of supporting health and well-being in our hometown, TSS, Inc. is proud to have been a participant in the Ketchikan Community Health Fair for more than 20 years.
Our team supports this annual community initiative because the many benefits to our friends and neighbors. These include:
- A quick and easy health snapshot – A Health Fair is a great way to get a glimpse of what is going on in your body and what you may need to be paying attention to. Each year, we see the value in this event when through a simple blood test, our team helps someone become aware of a health issue they did not realize they had. While phlebotomists aren’t medical professionals, they can provide important information and guide an individual to reach out to a physician for monitoring or to get appropriate care.
- A valuable tool for physicians – When patients don’t have the time or resources for regular visits and bloodwork at the doctor’s office, Health Fair testing can provide good information to bring back to a primary care doctor so they can determine changes in your health over time and adjust your care as needed.
- Customized testing – Popular testing packages at Health Fairs may include Women’s or Men’s packages, or tests that focus on the Thyroid or Vitamin D. Depending on community needs, they can also offer Covid Antibody and Hepatitis C testing. Most packages require fasting, which means no food or drink with calories for up to 12 hours before testing. Be sure to check if fasting is required before you show up!
- Cost savings – Health Fairs are a way to save on the cost of bloodwork, especially for people who do not have health insurance. Typically, Health Fairs offer discounted rates that can save a donor up to 75% off regular pricing. Because of limited access to affordable care, for people with limited resources, Health Fairs are sometimes the only medical contact they have all year.
So, if you aren’t located in Alaska and don’t have access to the TSS team, we still encourage you to consider attending a Health Fair near you. A good way to find an event is to search the internet for Health Fairs in your area or check with your local or state Public Health Department. Many labor unions and even employers offer Health Fairs as well. Check with your union reps or Human Resources Department.
Health Fairs can help you stay in touch with your body, so you can get the care you need or prevent issues in the future while offering convenience and cost-savings. So don’t miss out on this opportunity when it is available in your community.
TSS Ketchikan will hold its Health Fair from Tuesday, November 1 to Friday, November 18 this year. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, no appointment necessary. Just remember to FAST! Check the TSS website for more details and pricing soon.