Health Department to sponsor four-day Health Fair for locals


The Riley County-Manhattan Health Department will be hosting its annual Health Fair starting today and ending this Friday. The Health Fair is from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. each day.

Julie Gibbs, health educator, said the Health Department will be offering various inexpensive screenings for citizens of Riley County each day. She said some services, like blood pressure and body mass index, will be offered for free, but the highest priced service they have is $21.

“We’re offering breakfast to anyone who comes in,” Gibbs said. “And we will also have goodie-bags for community resources.”

The Health Department is located at 2030 Tecumseh and all Riley County citizens are encouraged to partake in their services.

Gibbs said if anyone is planning on participating in any services that require blood to be taken, they need to fast for at least 12 hours beforehand.