CRSI invites all to its 10th annual health fair


Sept. 13 event offers screenings, vaccines, health advice and more

By Sandy Loffing - Health Fair Chair



This image shows three components of the da Vinci Robot, a surgical system used for minimally invasive procedures. Visitors to the health fair will be invited to operate the robot and learn how it is used.

This image shows three components of the da Vinci Robot, a surgical system used for minimally invasive procedures. Visitors to the health fair will be invited to operate the robot and learn how it is used.


Image courtesy of Intuitive Surgical.

It’s time again for the CRSI’s annual One Stop Health Fair coming Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 1 to 5 p.m. The CRSI event is a free community service and is open to the public.

There will be free screenings and evaluations such as glaucoma, blood pressure, glucose, grip assessment, bone density, dermascan, spinal evaluation, swallowing disorders and much more. The Champaign County Safety Council will be sponsoring three different evaluations, saving fairgoers a fee for these services. There will be an ABI (Ankle Brachial Index) by Springfield Heart Surgeons along with cholesterol screening from Vancrest of Urbana and also a Glaucoma (pressure test) and Dry Eyes evaluation offered by Associates in Optometry.

Operate the da Vinci Robot

The Surgical System Mercy Health-Urbana Hospital is pleased to announce the upcoming acquisition of the da Vinci Surgical system. You will have the opportunity at the Health Fair to operate the da Vinci Robot from the surgeon’s perspective. Dr. Tedros Andom will be at the Health Fair to talk to fairgoers about the da Vinci Robot. According to Dr. Andom “The Robotic surgical approach improves patient outcome in simple and complex abdominal surgery with lower pain score and quicker return to work and daily activity”. Be sure and stop and see the daVinci Robot while at the Health Fair –signs will be out to direct you to this.

The Mercy Health mobile mammography unit will be located outside of the Health Fair building. To schedule your 3D or 2D mammogram, call 937-523-9332. No doctor orders needed for screening. Most Mammograms are covered by most health insurance plans. Check with your insurance provider for exact coverage. No-cost screenings available for those who qualify. Be sure to bring a photo ID and insurance card with you. Walk-ins welcome.

The Second Harvest Food Bank will be parked outside from 1 to 3 p.m. You must meet Federal guidelines and have proper ID.

The Medicine Shoppe will be offering the Flu Vaccine for a fee of $25. Most insurance accepted. Kroger Pharmacy will be offering Shingles, Tetnus Vaccine and Pneumonia Vaccine. Most insurance accepted.

In addition to vendor door prizes at each vendor table, CRSI is offering a grand prize drawing for a $500 gift card, so be sure to register!

The One Stop Health Fair is located inside the CRSI building on U.S. Route 36. Additional free parking for the Health Fair is next door at SVG Motors. Parking will be behind SVG Motors in the designated grass area. Please access the Health Fair thru the state Route 29 entrance.

This image shows three components of the da Vinci Robot, a surgical system used for minimally invasive procedures. Visitors to the health fair will be invited to operate the robot and learn how it is used.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/08/web1_robot.jpgThis image shows three components of the da Vinci Robot, a surgical system used for minimally invasive procedures. Visitors to the health fair will be invited to operate the robot and learn how it is used. Image courtesy of Intuitive Surgical.
Sept. 13 event offers screenings, vaccines, health advice and more

By Sandy Loffing

Health Fair Chair

Submitted by CRSI.

Submitted by CRSI.