Gunnison Valley Health Wellness Events
Each year, we look forward to serving the community with wellness events
in Gunnison and Crested Butte. Unfortunately due to COVID, Gunnison’s
early blood draw for 2020 has been cancelled. We know that low-cost blood
draws are important to our community and we are working with the relevant
stakeholders to make this happen. With vaccinations a current priority
in the Gunnison Valley, we are hoping to host the wellness events in fall
of 2021, when they can be held safely.
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we navigate these uncertain times.
Available Blood Screening Information
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
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
- 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.
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.
Due to Gunnison Valley Health's proactive measure to keep our community
healthy amid the heightened awareness about COVID-19 novel coronavirus,
if you would like additional information regarding a booth at the Gunnison
Wellness Fair please call 970-642-8416.
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 Senior Care Center
GVH Rehabilitation and Athletic Medicine
GVH Home Medical Services Hospice and Palliative Care
Tough Enough to Wear Pink TETWP
Gunnison County Health & Human Services
Project Hope of Gunnison Valley
Western Colorado Hearing & Balance
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