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GVH Wellness Events

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
FULL
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 event date
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 each event.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • 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.

  • HealthScreen - $55

    • Lipid Panel—Cholesterol, HDL, Directly Measured LDL, Triglycerides
    • Thyroid - TSH
    • Glucose - blood sugar level
    • Iron Panel—Iron, Iron Binding Capacity, Transferrin Saturation, Ferritin
    • Liver—GGTP, Albumin, AST, ALT, Total Bilirubin
    • Kidney—Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, eGFR
    • Muscle and Bone—ALT, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphate

      Why Screen? The above screening tests can be reviewed by your healthcare provider to assess organ functions and to assist in prevention of various disease states.

  • 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 cholesterol, triglycerides).

      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.

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC) - $28

    • 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 anemia, infection, bleeding disorder or cancer

  • Hemoglobin A1c - $39

    • Diabetes screening - Average blood glucose levels over the past two to three months

      Why Screen? To help identify whether or not you have or are at risk for diabetes. For people with diabetes, this screen can help monitor your treatment and aid in treatment decisions.

  • Colon Cancer Screening - $35

    • 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.

  • PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) - $39

    • 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 prostate cancer. 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.

  • Vitamin B-12 & Folate - $50

    • 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 anemia or neuropathy; to identify nutrition al deficiencies; to monitor the effectiveness of treatment for vitamin B12 or folate deficiency

  • Vitamin D Screening - $50

    • 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.

Information Booths

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
  • Isagenix
  • Rocky Mountain Yogini
  • CareFlight of the Rockies
  • Central Colorado Dermatology
  • Roxanne Siegrist, DDS Dentist
  • Alpine Orthopedics and Sports Medicine