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Flu shots and a “lactation station” being offered to the public

DANVILLE, PA -- As the Bloomsburg Fair gates open for its 2016 season this Saturday, Geisinger Health Plan (GHP) and Geisinger booths – both located in the Arts and Crafts building – will be open and ready to offer the community an array of health and wellness activities, including flu shots and a lactation station for breastfeeding mothers.

Visit the GHP booth to find a host of staff offering the following activities:

  • Free flu shots for GHP members, $10 for non-members over 18 (while supplies last and administered by health and wellness professionals)
  • Interactive activities for kids
  • Trivia and other helpful health and wellness information
  • Giveaways 

In addition to the health and wellness related activities, GHP will also provide onsite customer service representatives every day from 3 to 7 p.m. and Medicare sales representatives all day on Monday, Sept. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 1.

Across the aisle from GHP you’ll find GHS staff from the Women’s Health department offering the free use of a Lactaction Station for breastfeeding mothers. The Lactation Station – a large, white inflatable unit provided by Mamava – is a comfortable, private space for moms to nurse and change their babies.

GHS staff will also provide:

  • Interactive activities for kids provided by Kohl’s Cares Moving for Health
  • Free body mass index (BMI) and weight loss assessments
  • Free high risk breast cancer screenings
  • Information about MyCode, Geisinger’s community health initiative and genomic study
  • Trivia and other helpful health and wellness information
  • Giveaways

In addition, a Geisinger Life Flight helicopter and critical care ambulance will be on display (permitting weather and availability) on the fair track Tuesday, Sept. 27 and Thursday, Sept. 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. Visitors can explore the helicopter and ambulance, meet the crew, and learn first-hand how Life Flight assists in emergencies. 

 

About Geisinger Health Plan
Geisinger Health Plan, begun in 1985, is headquartered in Danville, Pennsylvania. Geisinger Health Plan’s HMO, PPO and Geisinger Gold’s HMO are among the highest-rated private and Medicare health plans in the nation.* The plan serves approximately 540,000 members in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maine and New Jersey. Coverage is available for businesses of all sizes, individuals and families, Medicare beneficiaries, Children’s Health Insurance Program and Medical Assistance recipients. For more information, please visit TheHealthPlan.com. 

 

About Geisinger
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, the largest healthcare system-based precision health project in the world. With more than 215,000 volunteer participants enrolled, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning medically actionable results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.