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Participant FAQs

So, you’ve decided to attend a 9Health Fair, but you still have questions. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions from people just like you.

  • What screenings are offered?

    Every 9Health Fair location offers blood work for a small fee. In addition, all locations offer a variety of free and low-cost screenings, including blood pressure, breast exams, pap smears, mental health, vision, etc. For a detailed description of our screenings, please see our available screenings.

  • I have insurance. Is it still necessary to attend?

    Many people find that attending a 9Health Fair provides more information than the providers’ offices typically order. Some participants report that the co-pay to make a doctor’s visit costs more than attending a 9Health Fair. In addition, you can take advantage of a variety of free screenings.

  • I’m healthy, so why should I attend?

    When you own your health, you are taking control of your life and your future. You could gain peace of mind knowing that the way you are feeling is actually what is happening in your body. You could also find a health issue where symptoms are not present. Early detection can add years to your life.

  • What if I find something that needs additional care?

    9Health Fair will call you within 24-72 hours if you have a critical or alert out-of-range value in any of your lab results. Our medical professionals will recommend what follow-up care to seek, and can help you find resources to follow-up care if you do not have a primary care physician.

  • Is 9Health Fair only for the under privileged who can’t afford to go to the doctor?

    No. 9Health Fair is for everyone. We have the supplies and resources to serve everyone who attends. Our mission is to reach as many people as possible to help them take ownership of their health. We have a special voucher program for those who cannot afford even the low-cost screenings at 9Health Fair.

  • How can I find a site near me?

    To find a 9Health Fair near you, visit the Find a Fair page. You can search for a fair by city, county, zip code, date, or screening. You can also call our hotline at (303) 698-4455 or (800) 332-3078.

  • Who can participate?

    Our health screenings are designed for adults, so participants must be at least 18 years of age. Blood cannot be drawn on anyone under 18, even with parental consent.

  • Do I need to fast?

    Based on the most current research findings, the 9Health Fair Medical Advisory Committee has determined that fasting is not required (optional) for blood screenings. People with diabetes should not fast. Check with your medical provider for specific recommendations. You are encouraged to drink plenty of water and continue to take prescription medications. Call our hotline at (303) 698-4455 or (800) 332-3078 for additional information.

  • Are my results affected if I do not fast?

    Glucose and triglyceride levels may appear out of the normal range on non-fasting blood chemistry results. However, both measures are easily interpreted as non-fasting levels by health care providers. Call our hotline at (303) 698-4455 or (800) 332-3078 for additional information.

  • Why does 9News have a health fair?

    9News is our media partner, but 9Health Fair is a separate non-profit organization with the sole mission of providing people with the tools they need to take responsibility for their own health. 9Health Fair was started as a community service project of 9News in 1980, and 9Health Fair became an independent non-profit in 1987.

  • Can I get a prescription at a 9Health Fair?

    No. 9Health Fair does not provide any diagnostic screenings that would allow a health professional to write prescriptions.

  • Do I need to provide my social security number for results?

    No. Your social security number is not required. However, if you wish to receive a multiple-year report, showing your results for this year and the past two years, you must provide both your social security number and your date of birth each year. If you have not provided this information in the past, by providing it this year you will be starting the process for a receipt of multiple-year reports in future years.

  • What methods of payment are accepted?

    Cash and personal checks are accepted at all 9Health Fair sites. Credit cards (MasterCard and Visa only) are accepted at all sites in the Denver metro area and limited statewide sites.

  • Do I need an appointment?

    No appointments are necessary; participants are served on a first come, first served basis.

  • Can I fill out the paperwork ahead of time to save time at the fair?

    Most of our 9Health Fair sites offer online registration. This allows you to complete the participant form and pay for screenings online. Just print the form and bring it with you. However, this may not necessarily save you time at the fair. The main advantage of registering online is that your results will be available to you within a week at a secure medical repository online. Further, your results will be available for you to access them at any time.

  • How can I register online?

    First you must find a fair. Once you determine what fair site you’ll be attending, you can determine if they offer online registration. Click the register online button to register for that particular site. Remember online registration payments are non-refundable.

  • If I don’t register online, how long will it take to get my results?

    You will receive your results within three to four weeks.

  • How much time should I expect to spend at a fair?

    Most participants spend about two hours learning about their health. Depending on your interests and the site you choose, your 9Health Fair experience can take anywhere from 30 minutes to four hours.

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