2018 Pacific Health
Coalition Health Fairs

Formerly the Health Care Cost Management Corporation of Alaska (HCCMA)

AlaskaCare Information

    Online Registration Begins August 8th

    Pre-Register Online

    Mat-Su: September 22 (Saturday Only)
    Mat-Su Regional Medical Center
    2500 S. Woodworth Loop
    Palmer, Alaska 99645
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m.(noon)

    Fairbanks: September 22 and 23
    Carlson Center
    2010 2nd Avenue
    Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)

    Anchorage: October 6 and 7
    Ted Stevens Int'l Airport—North Terminal
    4600 Postmark Drive
    Anchorage, Alaska 99502
    8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
    Parking will be validated for participants at no charge

    Juneau: October 28 (Sunday only)
    Centennial Hall
    101 Egan Drive
    Juneau, Alaska 99801
    8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

    Important AlaskaCare Health Fair Information

    1. All AlaskaCare Employee and Retiree plan members and their spouses and dependent children must present an AlaskaCare Health Plan insurance card with their name on it to the AlaskaCare registration table to access services at the health fair.

    The AlaskaCare health plan insurance card has “AlaskaCare” printed above the logo at top right with “Health Plan” beneath the logo. This is the only way registration staff at the health fair will have to verify a member’s eligibility. It’s helpful if members have their cards out and ready as they approach the registration table.

    2. This year, the comprehensive lab tests being provided are:

  • Chemistry/Hematology/A1C
  • Thyroid
  • Vitamin D
  • PSA (for men over 40 years old)

  • There are no charges for lab services provided at the health fairs.

    3. Flu shots will be available to all participants at no charge.

    Special note: High-dose flu vaccine will not be available at the health fairs. If you have any questions regarding whether you need a high-dose vaccine, we recommend you consider discussing it with your primary care physician—but please note that preventive services, including flu shots and preventive office visits (generally), are not covered by the AlaskaCare Retiree Health Plan.

    4. The pre-registration website is scheduled to open for participant pre-registration beginning August 8, 2018. Pre-registration can be completed online only. Health fair services are limited to members who successfully use the online tool to complete pre-registration and receive an appointment. Space, time, staff and supplies are limited at the health fairs. Once maximum capacity is reached for each day, there are no excess resources to accommodate additional members or to accept walk-ins.

    Note: Please register using the name on your AlaskaCare health insurance card (legal name).

    5. The health fairs will open daily at 8 a.m. and close promptly at 12 p.m. (noon), except in Juneau. The Juneau health fair will close promptly at 11 a.m.

    Note: We urge members to arrive 15-20 minutes before their scheduled appointment time.

    6. AlaskaCare is participating only on the health fair dates listed above. AlaskaCare members will not be able to participate on any alternate health fair dates that the Coalition offers. Those dates are reserved for other plans.

    Special note: Anchorage will have only one health fair weekend this year, but AlaskaCare will be the only plan in attendance on that weekend. Although we understand this decreases the number of available weekends that members may participate, it allows us to increase the total number of AlaskaCare members we can accommodate in Anchorage this year—compared to the shared two-weekend schedule in previous years.

    7. Pre-registration is scheduled to close no later than the Sunday before each health fair. There is a maximum capacity for each day based on:

  • the number of blood draws that can be accomplished per hour during each four-hour health fair morning; and
  • the number of people that the space can hold. Once capacity is reached for any day, registration closes for that day. (Registration could close earlier than the Sunday before the health fair.)
  • 8. Pre-registration is essential because it reduces participant waiting time by:

  • allowing organizers to prepare members’ flu shot forms, lab forms, and barcode labels for their lab specimens before the morning of the fair;
  • helping organizers ensure the correct amount of supplies are carried in for each day; and
  • enabling organizers to provide each member with an appointment.
  • Note: Pre-registration is also the opportunity to tell the organizers where to send your lab results.

    9. When members arrive at the health fair, they should proceed to the AlaskaCare registration table designated to service them alphabetically by the first letter of their last name. (If you have family members with different last names, please have them go to the appropriate line that corresponds to the first letter of their last name.) The registration table staff will verify each member’s eligibility from their AlaskaCare Health Plan insurance card (which must have the name of the person registering). Once verified as plan members, participants will be given their lab and flu forms and specimen barcodes to proceed to the lab and flu shot lines.

    10. Please note that health fair resources are limited. Occasionally members will contact us when they are unable to obtain an appointment because the fair in their city has reached capacity. Unfortunately, additional members cannot be accommodated once the day’s schedule is full. This is to ensure that specimens can be handled timely, enough medical supplies are on hand for each day, and to avoid exceeding fire code maximum occupancy for the venue. Remember:

  • Please be considerate of your fellow Alaskans and pre-register for only one appointment on only one day.
  • Use the name on your insurance card when you pre-register.
  • Arrive 15-20 minutes before your appointment.
  • Have your health insurance card ready when you get to the registration table.

  • Laboratory Tests

    Please bring your AlaskaCare card and a picture ID to the health fair. Pre-Register Online

    The Health Fair offers preventive care lab tests to adults age 18 and over. Screenings like these can help you learn about your health and detect potential problems early on. Test results will be sent to you directly.

    • Chemistry & Hematology Panel

      This comprehensive blood test screens kidney function, liver enzymes, electrolyte (salt) imbalance, diabetes, tissue disease or damage, coronary heart disease and more.

      • We recommend that you fast for 12 hours before this test. This means you should have no food or drink except water. People with diabetes should NOT fast. In all cases, prescription medication should be taken.
    • Thyroid Screen

      You should have the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) screen if you have a family history of thyroid problems, are a female over age 45, or are experiencing unexplained weight loss or gain, depression, memory loss or have a swollen thyroid.

    • Prostate Disease Screen

      Men should have this test annually starting at age 50. African-American men and men with a family history of prostate cancer should start screening at age 40.

    • Vitamin D Screening

      Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of heart disease, and is also linked to high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. Screening is recommended for older adults, smokers, and people suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, kidney or liver disease, or heart disease.

    • Flu Shots

      Flu shots are available for eligible participants age 9 and older.
      (pending availability of flu vaccine)

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