MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The WVU Healthcare Expo – one of the largest community health events in the area – will return to the Morgantown Mall from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4. It will feature 52 exhibitors representing departments and programs at WVU Healthcare and affiliated organizations.

Expo attendees can receive a free health screening, talk with a health professional and get a flu shot. Some of the free health screenings and assessments being offered throughout the event include: blood pressure, body fat, body mass index, bone density, carotid artery, clinical breast exams, diabetes risk, electrocardiograms (EKGs), glaucoma, glucose, heartburn, leg varicose vein and circulation, pulmonary function, stroke risk, vision and gallbladder and abdominal aorta ultrasounds.

Free screenings being offered at special times include: balance (8 a.m.-noon), injury (8-11 a.m. and 3-6 p.m.) and spine pain (8 a.m.-noon and 1:30-5 p.m.). Mammograms will be offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Patients must have an order from a healthcare provider to receive a mammogram. The clinicians providing clinical breast exams at the Expo can order a mammogram. Participants’ insurance companies will be billed; payment options are available.
WVU Healthcare’s Clinical Laboratories will offer the various blood screenings from 6:30 a.m.-noon. They include: multiphasic, $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 health professionals, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists and therapists, will be available to answer questions at the event. Those who attend the Expo can also try their hand at the da Vinci robot. This state-of-the-art robot, guided remotely by a surgeon’s hands, is used for minimally invasive surgery.

The Hearts of Gold service dogs and Monti the Mountaineer Bear will be on hand. There will be healthy recipes, a raffle for a stationary recumbent bike and much more.

For more information: Amy Johns, Director of Public Affairs, 304-293-7087
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