Everyone wants to live longer and healthier, but not everyone knows where to find answers to health questions or where to find local services and support groups. Boundary Community Hospital is hosting a Community Health Fair on Saturday, May 13 from 9 am to Noon and it’s an excellent opportunity to visit the hospital, take advantage of free tests, visit with local health vendors, talk with local emergency services (including a peek into a Life Flight helicopter), and support local health-related non-profit organizations. This year there will be a special area with Time Sensitive Emergency exhibits featuring trauma, stroke and heart attack.
Hospital Information and Health Screenings
• On-site blood pressure check
• Accucheck instant blood sugar test
• Mobility Screening – new this year in Rehabilitation Services
• Free Hemoglobin A1c (Glycohemoglobin) coupon ($38.00 Value)
• Free Lipid Profile Testing coupon ($62.00 Value)
• Free information about Advance Directives – Your Right to Make Healthcare Decisions
• Hearing screening offered by Mobile Hearing Care
• Nutrition counseling
• Visit Diagnostic Imaging and see the state-of-the-art test equipment including the new Computerized Tomography (CT) scanner, installed in the summer of 2016
• Buy vegetable plants and flowers for your garden from Eden Landscaping to support the Extended Care Facility
• Discover more about the Specialists who have clinics and surgery through Hospital Outpatient Services
The Family Fun Run and Children’s Bike Rodeo make this a multi-generational event with information for everyone. Sponsored by Boundary Community Clinics, the Bike Rodeo will have free children’s bike helmets available while they last, a bike safety course, and a bicycle check up by Far North Outfitters.
With over 60 vendors and exhibitors including:
- The BCH Emergency team featuring Idaho Time Sensitive Emergency systems of care for trauma, stroke and heart attack including a Life Flight medical transport helicopter and exhibits from Boundary Ambulance.
- The City of Bonners Ferry will showcase the recent High 5 Grant award funded through the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health whose objective is to reduce childhood obesity. Participate in the community health survey for a chance to win prizes!
- Boundary County Library will share the opportunities that the library has to offer: a fine collection of books, DVDs and audios; educational facilities such as distance learning, online courses, business development resources and the Fab Lab with 3-d printers, milling machine, C&C machine, and laser cutter. Dream big and help the Library create a culture of opportunity!
- Local senior services including Medicaid/Medicare counseling, Boundary County Restorium, Sunset Home, elder care facilities and home health
- Local youth exhibitors include Head Start, Sandpoint Kids Dentistry, and the Middle School Leadership team
- Auburn Crest Hospice, Panhandle Health, Bonner Partners in Care Clinic, Medicine Man Pharmacy, Bonner General Home Health and Hospice, Aspen Home Health and other community health services and organizations
- Rawlings Community Counseling, The Art of Redirection, counselors and behavioral health professionals
- Education information from U of I Extension Office and North Idaho College
- Community groups and nonprofits including Cancer Support Groups, BoCo Backpacks, Overeaters Anonymous, Alzheimers Association, Grow! Gardens, Victim Services, and the Coalition of Families.
- Outdoor exhibits from Bonners Ferry Fire Department, SPOT Bus, Medical Reserve Corps featuring Emergency Planning, Mt Hall Fire Auxiliary, and the Boundary County Orchard Restoration Project
- Local small businesses focused on keeping you healthy like Take Shape for Life and Going Green on a Budget
All exhibits, booths, and the Bike Rodeo will be around the main Hospital building near Outpatient Services. Best access and parking is from Comanche Street or park in the employee parking lot by the helipad on Kaniksu Street and walk to the lower level.
As a Critical Access Hospital, Boundary Community Hospital is often the first stop in an emergency situation; our neighbors find that it offers much more to our community. Discover for yourself.