UVMC to host Wellness Fair and free monthly health screenings


TROY — Upper Valley Medical Center (UVMC) will host a wellness fair on Friday, June 10, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy.

Free blood pressure and glucose screenings will be provided by Premier Community Health. Please note: no food or beverages other than water should be consumed at least two to three hours prior to a glucose screening.

UVMC departments and several community organizations will host booths featuring wellness information, handouts, and interactive opportunities. Light refreshments will be available.

The wellness fair will re-launch UVMC Free Monthly Health Screenings that had been offered in communities throughout Miami County prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The monthly screenings will include blood pressure and glucose checks provided by Premier Community Health nurses.

Locations and times for the monthly screenings will include: YMCA Piqua the first Monday of the month from 9 to 11 a.m., Covington Library the second Tuesday of the month from 9 to 10:45 a.m., Tipp Monroe Community Services the second Tuesday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., YMCA Troy Robinson Branch the first Wednesday of the month from 9 to 11 a.m., YWCA Piqua the second Wednesday of the month from 9 to 11 a.m., Piqua Library the second Wednesday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Milton-Union Seniors the fourth Thursday of the month from 9 to 11 a.m., Pleasant Hill Library the fourth Thursday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Piqua Seniors the first Friday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lincoln Community Center the second Friday of the month from 9 to 11 a.m., and Troy Senior Citizens the second Friday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

“We are pleased to be able to resume these screenings for our community.” said Kevin Harlan, UVMC president. “These simple health checks to monitor blood pressure and glucose levels can help identify conditions that, if left untreated, can contribute to increased risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and other health problems.”

For a full list of the sites of UVMC’s free monthly health screenings, call 937-440-7642 or for further information on screenings, visit Premierhealth.com.

“We’re grateful to the UVMC Foundation and the Miami County Foundation for helping to fund the monthly screenings as part of our shared mission to support strong, healthy communities,” Harlan said.