The first of five health fairs organized by Mountain Valleys Health Clinics took place at the Safeway in Burney on Monday August 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
It was very visible from the highway, so lots of people pulled in or stopped after shopping to explore some of the health services in the Intermountain area.
There were 14 booths representing various health providers and agencies plus the Burney Fire Department.
Mountain Valleys offered a $20 blood draw which included lipid panel, comprehensive metabolic panel, and a complete blood count. They also provided $10 tests for hemoglobin, prostate (PSA), and Thyroid (TSH), as well as a $20 test for Vitamin D.
Meyer’s Memorial Hospital had a booth with information about their services at which they provided free blood pressure tests.
Dr. Roces and Jeanette Braccialini from the Burney Dental Center were there.
The Intermountain-Modoc Shriner Club had a booth.
Among the other agencies represented were Health and Human Services, Head Start, and booths helping with tobacco addiction, aging, and other health issues.
Visitors were also treated to a delicious lunch with a broccoli/bacon salad, an oriental noodle salad, and a healthy apple.
Community Wellness week will continue through the week with 9 a.m. -1 p.m. health fairs at:
- Plumas Bank in Fall River Mills on Tuesday, August 15
- Adin Community Park in Adin on Wednesday, August 16
- Veterans Park in Tulelake on Thursday, August 17, and
- City Hall in Dorns on Friday, August 1