Gunnison Valley Health Wellness Events
THE CRESTED BUTTE EARLY BLOOD DRAWS ARE FULL.
The next opportunity for low cost blood draws is in Gunnison from Tuesday
March 24 - Thursday March 26 or the Crested Butte Health Fair on Saturday March 28.
Gunnison Valley Health will once again be hosting early blood draws and
wellness fairs in both Gunnison and Crested Butte for 2020. Each year
Gunnison Valley Health provides low-cost blood tests and complimentary
screenings as part of the wellness fairs. The goal is to provide community
members with information that will help improve general health status
and identify conditions that may require the attention of a physician.
Community members may register for an early blood draw in Crested Butte
or Gunnison when the registration dates open. We encourage early blood
test participants to attend the following Wellness Fair for a complimentary
Physician review of their personalized result booklet and partake in other
important health screenings.
2020 Wellness Events
The schedule for the 2020 Wellness Events is as follows:
Crested Butte Early Blood Draws
Wednesday, January 22nd - Friday, January 24th
6:30 - 9:00am
Queen of All Saints Parish Hall
401 Sopris Ave | Crested Butte
Gunnison Early Blood Draws
Registration opens Monday, March 2nd and closes 3pm the day prior to each
Tuesday, March 24th - Thursday, March 26th
6:30 - 9:30am
Fred Field Center
275 S Spruce St | Gunnison
Crested Butte Wellness Fair
Registration opens Monday, March 2nd and closes 3pm Friday, March 27th
Saturday, March 28th
6:30 - 11:00am
Oh Be Joyful Church
625 Maroon Ave | Crested Butte
Gunnison Wellness Fair
Registration opens Monday, April 6th and closes 3pm Friday, May 8th
Saturday, May 9th
6:30 - 11:00am
Fred Field Center
275 S Spruce St | Gunnison
Please note: Our website will be updated with the registration link (during the registration
dates) to complete your registration online. If you need additional registration
assistance please call
1-800-217-5866 Monday through Friday from 9am - 4pm during the registration period of
ONLINE REGISTRATION: Crested Butte early blood draw registration will be open Monday, January 6th.
Click here to register.
WALK-IN INSTRUCTIONS: Walk-ins are accepted at the wellness fairs in Gunnison and Crested Butte.
- We encourage early blood test participants to attend the following Wellness
Fairs for a complimentary Physician review of their personalized results
and partake in other important health screenings.
- Please remember to fast for 12 hours prior to your blood draw (but drink
plenty of water to stay hydrated).
Available Blood Screenings
The following blood tests will be available at the 2020 Gunnison Valley
Health Wellness Events in Crested Butte and Gunnison.
Advanced Lipid & Heart Health Panel - $69
- Insulin-resistance score
- Lipoprotein particle number (LDL-P)
- Particle concentration and size (total HDL-P, small LDL-P, LDL size)
Standard lipid panel (total cholesterol, calculated LDL cholesterol, HDL
Why screen? Comprehensive cholesterol screening measuring all primary, secondary,
and emerging risk factors. Advanced lipid tests are useful because standard
cholesterol tests may not completely represent cholesterol-related risk
for heart attacks and strokes.
- White blood cell count and White blood cell Differential—Immunity,
Lymphoma, Leukemia, and Allergies
- Red blood count, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit—Anemia & polycythemia
Platelet Count—Clotting factor
Why Screen? To screen for, diagnose, or monitor any one of a variety of diseases and
conditions that affect blood cells, such as
bleeding disorder or cancer
- Screening for early detection of colon cancer
No special food or medication restrictions to take this test, easy collection
process, and 87% accuracy
Why Screen? Yearly stool testing in individuals over the age of 50 who are low risk
(no family history of colon cancer) is felt to be equivalent to a 10 year
colonoscopy (only if done EVERY YEAR) for detection of colorectal cancer.
When colorectal cancers are detected at an early stage, the five-year
survival is 90%; however, only 39% of colorectal cancers are diagnosed
at this stage. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer
deaths in the U.S., yet one of the few cancers that is largely curable
if detected in the early stages and can even be prevented in some cases
by removing polyps.
Screening for prostate health in men
Why Screen? Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men in the United
Sates, after skin cancer. Older men, African-American men, and men who
have a family history of prostate cancer have a greater risk of developing
Elevations of PSA may occur in persons with non-cancerous prostate diseases
or prostate cancer.Discuss results with your healthcare provider.
PSA is a blood screening that measures a protein that is only produced
by the prostate gland. A normal PSA level does not entirely exclude the
possibility of prostate cancer. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
(USPSTF) recommends against prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening
for prostate cancer.
Screens for energy and nutrient deficiencies. Vitamin B12 and Folate play
an important role in production of healthy red blood cells. A deficiency
can cause issues with memory, fatigue, depression, loss of appetite, anemia
and hair loss.
Why Screen? To help diagnose one cause of
neuropathy; to identify nutrition al deficiencies; to monitor the effectiveness of
vitamin B12 or folate deficiency
Screen to determine the level of Vitamin D in your body
Why Screen? Vitamin D promotes bone health by aiding calcium absorption in the intestine
and maintaining calcium and phosphate levels in the blood. This results
in protection against bone loss, fracture or other bone diseases. Vitamin
D also plays a role in immune function, cell growth, and neuromuscular function.
If you have health and wellness information to share with community members,
we welcome community booths at the Wellness Fairs in Crested Butte and
Gunnison; please call 970-642-8416 to reserve a table at either fair.
Note that booths are intended for informational purposes only, accepting
fees or donations is prohibited.
Booths at the Wellness Fairs
Each year the Wellness Fair will feature Gunnison Valley healthcare providers
and additional health screenings and services. This year's wellness
fair booths are still in the works, but past participants have included:
- GVH Oncology
- GVH Senior Care Center
- GVH Rehabilitation and Athletic Medicine
- GVH Home Medical Services Hospice and Palliative Care
- GVH Foundation
- Tough Enough to Wear Pink TETWP
- Gunnison County Health & Human Services
- CrossFit Gunnison
- Project Hope of Gunnison Valley
- Western Colorado Hearing & Balance
- Living Journeys
- Center for Mental Health dba Midwestern Colorado Center for Mental Health
- Juice Plus+ Tower Garden
- Rocky Mountain Yogini
- CareFlight of the Rockies
- Central Colorado Dermatology
- Roxanne Siegrist, DDS Dentist
- Alpine Orthopedics and Sports Medicine