Posted: Mar 17, 2012 11:22 AM by Matt Stafford
Updated: Mar 18, 2012 11:14 AM
The first of several health fairs around the state kicked off today. Hundreds of people came to the one in Pueblo Saturday, which is part of the Southern Colorado Health Fairs.
CSU-Pueblo's nursing program helped run the one on Saturday at Praise Assembly of God.
There are several things people showed up for. One is the education piece; medical professionals are on stand-by ready to answer the full gauntlet of questions. Also big are the screenings. There are more than 30 different medical tests that experts can run on the spot; letting people know what's going on in their bodies, but also helping them save some cash.
There are several more health fairs coming up across southern Colorado, running through May.
3/30 Westcliffe - Custer County School
4/13 Colorado Springs - Intellitec Colleges
4/14 Colorado Springs - Colorado Springs Health Partners
4/14 Colorado Springs - Masonic Center
4/14 Trinidad - Mt. San Rafael Hospital
4/14 Manitou Springs - Manitou Springs High School
4/16 Colorado Springs - Remington College
4/21 Colorado Springs - Pima Medical Institute
4/21 Colorado Springs - ESM at First Presbyterian Church Annex
4/27 Cotopaxi - Cotopaxi School
4/28 Canon City - St. Thomas More Hospital at Evangelical Free Church
5/5 Cotopaxi - Deer Mountain Fire Station #1
5/12 Guffey - Guffey Charter School