The deadline to pre-register for Tuesday’s Osage Beach Health Fair at Lake Regional Hospital is FRIDAY//TODAY.

Spokesman Mitch Shields says the morning event will offer free screenings as well as some screenings costing a nominal fee.

And those who need a doctor or have health questions will also find resources…“Provider directories for people, they can get those and there is a whole list of all the physicians we have on staff. And there will be several different departments that will be there so you can get first hand information. I know it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and our folks from the cancer center will be there.”

Again you must pre-register and the deadline to do so is Friday/Today.

Call 573-348-8222 or go to


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Lake Regional Health System invites the public to the Osage Beach Health Fair 7 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the third floor conference rooms at Lake Regional Hospital, 54 Hospital Drive. Appointments are required. Sign up at

 Free screenings will be available for blood pressure, body mass index and mental wellness.

 In addition, the following screenings will be available for a nominal fee. Some screenings require fasting 12 to 14 hours in advance; water and routine medications may be consumed.


·         Complete blood count — $5

·         Blood chemistry profile — $10

·         Hemoglobin A1c (diabetes) — $15

·         Prostate cancer (PSA) — $15

·         Thyroid stimulating hormone — $15


Participants also will be able to interact with Lake Regional experts in cancer, women’s health, chronic care management, home health, hospice and pharmacy.

 Flu shots also will be available: $35 for quadrivalent vaccine or $70 for high-dose trivalent vaccine (recommended only for seniors 65 years and older). For eligible participants, flu shots will be billed to Medicare.

 Make your appointment today at For more information, call 573-348-8222.

 Lake Regional offers a variety of health education throughout the year, including health talks and health fairs, and Lake Regional hosts a variety of support groups. For information on upcoming events, visit