Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s Health Fair, the annual event that includes free medical screenings, consultations and information sessions with the island’s health leaders, will take place this year from 8 to 11 am on Saturday, May 3 at the hospital, 57 Prospect Street.
The Health Fair, sponsored by the Peter M. Sacerdote Family, is an opportunity for island residents to take advantage of free health screenings, learn about important public health issues like tick-borne diseases, meet the island’s physicians, nurses and caregivers, and discover all the health and wellness services available to them at Nantucket Cottage Hospital.
Hospital caregivers and staff will also be joined by experts from our affiliates, Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners HealthCare, to offer an array of health services throughout the morning.
The free medical screenings and tests available at this year’s Health Fair include: cholesterol test (point-of-care lipid profile), dermatology screening, glaucoma screening, blood pressure testing, body fat analysis, postural, chiropractic screening, glucose testing, and hearing screening.
Pre-registration for the Health Fair is not required but is recommended. Registration forms can be found at the front reception desk of the hospital and on the NCH web site. Space is limited for the point-of-care lipid profile, so pre-registration is encouraged. Call 508-825-8250 to reserve your spot.
Education sessions and information booths at this year’s event include a “Tick Talk” with Dr. Tim Lepore, a leading expert on tick-borne diseases, as well as sessions on accessing cancer care on Nantucket, tours of our new state-of-the-art MRI unit, sports medicine and physical therapy, and our new online patient portal. A complete list is available on the NCH web site.
The other community organizations on-hand for the Health Fair will include A Safe Place, Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention, Palliative and Supportive Care of Nantucket, Visiting Nurses, Autism Speaks, Access Nantucket, Mentoring Youth Nantucket, Bright Focus, Family Planning.