Washington County Health Fair 27th Annual Event Brings Fun & Info

September 08, 2022

2022 Washington County Health Fair planning is underway. Saturday, September 10th, 2022 the Washington County Health Fair will be celebrating its 27th Anniversary!

The Washington County Memorial Hospital, Great Mines Health Center, Washington County Ambulance District and the Washington County Health Department have been meeting and planning an interactive and fun filled Health Fair for 2022.

The Health Fair is a free event that focuses on health care opportunities and health care providers that are available in Washington County. Many times, there is no reason to leave town to meet your health care needs. This is a chance to bring many of these local services to light in our community.
In addition to our normal booths and exhibits the committee is happy to announce some exciting new activities.

At the EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 7) booth you can sign up for free lead testing of your residential yard and/or private drinking water well, and learn about protecting your family from lead hazards.

In addition, Washington County Health Department has partnered with Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to offer free blood lead level testing to anyone who would like to be tested.

As usual, the health fair will continue to offer the Washington County Memorial Hospital’s free cholesterol, blood sugar and triglycerides. (Fasting is required)

In addition, Great Mines Health Center will be offering the A1C3 testing at no charge. There are many educational booths that will be set up for public viewing. Great Mines Health Center is organizing the children’s area this year. A DJ, bounce house and face painting will all be offered. Outside activities will feature disaster and emergency exhibits and emergency vehicles for viewing.

The Health Fair runs from 7:30 a.m. until 12 noon.

Please join us at the Potosi Hight School and make our 27th anniversary the biggest and best health fair ever. If you are interested in a booth, please contact Kelly Sexton at ksexton-alfaro@wcmhosp.org or call Shawnee Douglas at the Washington County Health Department, 573-438-2164.