DANVILLE, PA — As the Bloomsburg Fair gates open for its 2016 season on Saturday, Sept. 24, Geisinger Health Plan (GHP) and Geisinger Health System (GHS) 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 - 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 biobank
• 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 - 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 Health System
Geisinger Health System is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator® and ProvenCare®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of AtlantiCare, a National Malcolm Baldrige Award recipient. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 12 hospital campuses, two research centers and a 510,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $8.9 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or follow the latest Geisinger news and more on Twitter and Facebook.

*NCQA’s Private and Medicare Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2015-2016. Geisinger Health Plan’s PPO is listed in NCQA Health Insurance Plan Ratings under Geisinger Quality Options. Geisinger Gold HMO is listed in NCQA Health Insurance Plan Ratings under Geisinger Health Plan.