Event Location: Morgantown Mall

Stop by the Morgantown Mall on Friday, Oct. 14, and receive a free health screening, talk with a health professional, get your flu shot, and register to win a heart-healthy gift basket valued at $250.

What’s happening at the mall that day? It’s the WVU Medicine Expo – one of the largest community health events in the area. The Expo will take place from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. It will feature 54 exhibitors representing departments and programs at WVU Medicine and affiliated organizations.

Some of the free health screenings and assessments being offered throughout the event include: allergy, blood pressure, body fat, body mass index, bone density, glaucoma, glucose, pulmonary function, traumatic brain injury, and vision.

Free screenings being offered at special times include: balance (8 a.m.-noon), clinical breast exams (8 a.m.-2 p.m.), and spine pain (8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.).

Mammograms will be available from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The screening will be billed to private insurance, Medicaid and Medicare, if available. Mammograms for those who do not have insurance will be covered by grant funds.

WVU Medicine’s Clinical Laboratories will offer the following blood screenings from 6:30 a.m.-noon: basic health profile, $35; PSA, $15; vitamin D, $15; hemoglobin A1c, $10; and thyroid stimulating hormone, $10. Pre-registration is preferred; call 1-800-982-8242.  

Cholesterol screenings will be offered throughout the event for $10. And flu shots will be available for $25.

Hundreds of WVU Medicine health professionals, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and therapists, will be available to answer questions at the event. Among the topics being addressed are wellness and disease prevention, diabetes, knee and hip replacement, sleep, heart and vascular health, mental health, spine pain, bariatric surgery, and reproductive health.

Attendees will have the opportunity to complete medical power of attorney and living will forms. They can also learn about employment opportunities at WVU Medicine and how to access their health information online through MyWVUChart.

Don’t miss the CarFit assessments being offered for mature drives from 2-6 p.m. Just drive your car through the CarFit station, located in front of the mall, and receive a 12-point check on how well you and your car work together to reduce the risk of injury.

For more information on the Expo, including how to prepare for some of the screenings being offered, look for the ad in today’s Dominion Post or visit www.wvumedicine.org/expo. A special tab highlighting all 54 exhibitors will appear in The Dominion Post on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Watch for it!