SPARKS, Nev. - A lot of people skip preventative health care because they think it's too expensive, but there are ways to get a check-up on a budget.
On the first Thursday of every month, the Northern Nevada Medical Center holds a health fair, where you can get some health screenings done for free, or at a big discount.
Doing things like, getting your blood pressure checked, or having your body fat index checked can help you tackle health problems early on.
Here are the tests that are offered, and their costs:
- Blood pressure : Free
- Body fat: Free
- Complete blood count: $15
- Heart electrical activity, and overall heart function (EKG): $35
- Heart and vascular disease risk (high sensitivity C-reactive protein): $25
- Lipid profile (cholesterol, triglycerides, and HDL/LDL ratio: $20
- Complete chemistry panel with report on 14 blood chemistry levels: $20
- Peripheral artery disease (Ankle-brachial index test): $25
- Prostate cancer testing (PSA): $35
- Routine dietary screening for diabetes (glycosylated hemoglobin): $30
- Stroke risk (Carotid artery ultrasound screening): $40
- Thyroid function: $35
- Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), for over or under active thyroid: $40
- Vitamin D deficiency: $45
The Northern Nevada Medical Center is located at 2375 E. Prater Way in Sparks.
The health fair will take place from 7:30 - 11 am in the hospital's main lobby. It's open to everyone.
For more information, call (775) 356 - 6662.