Visit us at the Kentucky State Fair for health screenings
07/19/2019

ky State Fair

UofL Hospital, UofL James Graham Brown Cancer Center, UofL Physicians and Kentucky Cancer Program are pleased to announce they will once again be a sponsor of the Health Horizons area of the 2019 Kentucky State Fair, running August 15 through August 25.

Located in South Wing B, the booth will feature our mobile cancer screening van and a variety of health screenings and education throughout the 11-day event.

Daily Offerings

Visit our experts for the following screenings and education that will be provided each day from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.:

Mammogram screenings
To qualify for a screening mammogram on the mobile unit, a woman must:

  • Be 40 years of age or older
  • NOT have any current breast problems
  • NOT be pregnant or breastfeeding
  • NOT have breast implants
  • Have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months
  • Have a physician to whom the results can be sent

We accept insurance – but you must have your insurance card and photo ID.
For women 40 and older, yearly mammograms are covered by Medicare and most insurance companies. Special discounted rates are available to those without insurance.

Blood pressure screenings
The only way to know if you have high blood pressure (HBP, or hypertension) is to have your blood pressure tested. Understanding your results is key to controlling high blood pressure. 

Center for Women and Infants
Our baby-friendly designated UofL Hospital Center for Women and Infants will be on hand each day providing education and information. We specialize in both high-risk obstetrics and general maternity services, which makes us the perfect choice for all expecting mothers. Other services include Kangaroo Care, Beautiful Beginnings prenatal classes and a Lactation Center.  

Other Offerings

In addition to our daily offerings, several other screenings, demos and education will take place throughout the fair on various days as noted.

Prostate cancer screenings (in partnership with Kentucky Cancer Program)
Thursday, August 15 – Sunday, August 18; and Saturday, August 24; (9 a.m.-6 p.m.)
For men with average risk, screening is recommended starting at age 50.  If you are African-American or have a brother, father or son who had prostate cancer before the age of 65, you should start screening at 45. Talk with your doctor about the pros and cons of prostate cancer testing.

Testing will involve a Prostate Specific Antigen Blood test (PSA) that involves taking a small sample of blood and a Digital Rectal Exam performed by a physician to feel for any lumps, bumps or abnormalities.  The results of the PSA will be mailed to the patient about two weeks after the fair.

The entire process will take about 15-20 minutes including completing the paperwork.

Stop the Bleed
Friday, August 16; Saturday, August 17; Friday, August 23 and Sunday, August 25; (9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
UofL Hospital Trauma Center will be providing Stop the Bleed education and demos including information about tourniquets and applying direct pressure. Empowering individuals on how to act quickly can save lives. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes. That is why it is important that bystanders know how to intervene. 

Stroke Risk Assessments
Tuesday, August 20 and Saturday, August 24; (9 a.m. -5 p.m.)
UofL Hospital Comprehensive Stroke Center will be providing blood pressure screenings, stroke risk assessments and providing education and information on stroke. 

Head and Neck cancer screenings
Friday, August 16; (9 a.m. -5 p.m.)
UofL James Graham Brown Cancer Center: The Oral, Head & Neck Cancer exam is painless and quick – it only takes a few minutes. During this exam the doctor will inspect your face, neck, lips and mouth for unusual lumps, swelling, abnormal color or texture, and red and/or white patches. If you wear dentures you will be asked to remove these during the exam. The exam takes about 10 minutes.

Hep C Screenings
Thursday, August 22 (9 a.m. -4 p.m.)

Kentucky leads the nation in hepatitis C infections. Chronic hepatitis C infection can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer, liver failure, and death. Thankfully, it can be cured. The HCV screening test is a finger stick that takes 20 minutes to result. It’s simple and free. This screening is typically geared to those most at risk: Baby boomers (born between 1945-1965), any current or history of drug use, those who have received tattoos from unlicensed or unregulated environments. The screening is not indicated for those 14 years and younger or pregnant women. 

In addition, education and information will be available from the following: 

Please find a copy of the schedule here: 

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