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Story last updated at 3:10 PM on Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Rotary Health Fair

Low cost blood tests and health screenings will be offered at the 28th annual Rotary Health Fair on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Homer High School. "Take a Day to Be Well It's Your Life" is the theme of the fair, sponsored by Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Club in cooperation with South Peninsula Hospital.

Many health screenings and services will be offered at the fair, including blood pressure tests, vision tests, hearing tests, balance tests and more.

Comprehensive blood analysis is available through the fair for only $35. Setting an appointment for your blood draw at the fair is encouraged and offered at www.sphosp.org and at the following locations and times:

* Safeway: Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

* Chapman School Bazaar, Anchor Point: Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

No food or drink, only water, should be consumed 10-12 hours prior to the test. In all cases prescription medication should be taken and diabetics should not fast. Additional PSA, TSH, CRP, Vitamin D and blood type tests are available for additional costs.

Blood tests are also being offered at the hospital lab, with the results available for pickup at the fair. Appointments are offered from Oct. 24-Nov. 11. Make an appointment online at www.sphosp.org, then register at the hospital's new main entrance when you arrive. Payment must be made by cash or check at time of the test, and checks can be made to Rotary.

For more information and details on the Health Fair, visit the South Peninsula Hospital website at www.sphosp.org or call the Health Fair Hotline at 399-4039.