State of Alaska Department of Health (SOA DOH) and Alaska Health Fair, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit, are thrilled to announce the continuation of a vital screening program this Fall through AHF health fairs – Free Hemoglobin A1C and Estimated Average Glucose tests. Our aim is to empower Alaskans with the information they need to lead healthier lives, by identifying early risks for diabetes and prediabetes.
Are you at risk? Take our short self-assessment survey to find out. If your survey result indicates a risk, and you’re not presently diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes, you are eligible for a free A1C test this health fair season. The free tests are available to individuals 18 years and older. Our mission is to identify and assist individuals with undiagnosed diabetes or prediabetes. For those diagnosed with these conditions, scroll down for information on health insurance coverage for regular testing.
Claim your one free A1C screening this health fair season at selected venues. Exclusively for at-risk undiagnosed individuals. Take our on-site survey to qualify. Limited quantity at most events as we strive to make this available to Alaskans statewide. If you have any questions or need further information, reach out to us at (907) 278-0234 for Anchorage and statewide, (907) 374-6853 for Fairbanks, and (907) 723-5100 for Juneau.
Please note that while blood testing is an invaluable tool, it is not a complete diagnosis. We strongly urge you to share your blood test results with your healthcare provider for a comprehensive understanding of your health. For additional help, we offer a free guide featuring local and national resources for diabetes, pre-diabetes, and high blood pressure. Also, our health educator can answer general questions.
If you need assistance understanding your blood test results, please call our toll-free voicemail at 1-833-800-1292. An AHF Health Educator & RN will return your call and address your questions. While blood testing is a valuable tool, remember that only your healthcare provider can assess the complete picture of your health.
Your health is indeed a treasure, and this treasure extends to your loved ones too. Play a part in their wellness journey by sharing this announcement with them, because health, just like happiness, multiplies when shared.
Regular screenings are key to prevention and early intervention. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force now recommends adults aged 35 to 70 with overweight or obesity get screened for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes once every three years. This testing is typically covered by insurance.
To learn more about the no cost online programs to help you loose weight, manage your diabetes, monitor blood pressure or quit smoking visit Freshstart.alaska.gov. Fresh Start is a program of the Alaska DOH Division of Public Health.
For more information, contact 907) 278-0234 in Anchorage/Statewide, (907) 374-6853 in Fairbanks, and (907) 723-5100 in Juneau.
Together, we can take steps to prevent and manage diabetes, and ensure a healthier future for all Alaskans. Join us in the fight against diabetes this Fall!
Alaska Health Fair, Inc. is a nonprofit delivering health fairs and affordable blood tests statewide since 1980.
Schedule your appointment and see a complete event schedule at www.alaskahealthfair.org.