Free health screenings this Friday

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The Cedar Key Lions Club will be sponsoring its Annual Community Health Fair at the 6th Street Community Center (former Lions Club building) on Friday, March 1 from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The Cedar Key Lions Club invites everyone in the community to attend and take advantage of the free health screenings and resources available to participants. 

Free health screenings include blood pressure and diabetes screenings,  oxygen level evaluations, along with hearing and vision screening and free telephones for the hearing impaired.

Blood tests from 9-11 a.m. will be provided by LABCORP and include: Comprehensive Metabolic tests (14 tests) for $10 and a Lipid Panel for $10 (fasting is recommended for both of these) as well as a PSA test for $5 and a Complete Blood Count for $5. 

Other offerings include Bone Density screening, helpful wellness information, and information about the services of the Levy County EMS system and the Levy County Health Dept.  

Area health care providers and representatives from the Medicaid Department of Children and Families, Gentiva Home Healthcare, and Senior Homecare Services, Haven Hospice, Ayers Health & Rehabilitation facility, Suwannee River Area Health Education Center, The Center for Independent Living, the Levy county Health Department, AARP, and others will have information and staffed booths at the Fair.

Brunch will be provided and available for a donation to the Cedar Key Lions Club.

The Lions will also be collecting Cedar Key Food Pantry donations at this free event.