With the high cost of health care, it is refreshing to have the opportunity to get some important health screenings for free.

The 2016 Montrose Health Fair offers several different free health screenings including vision, hearing, bone density, skin cancer screening, nutrition information and screening spirometry.

The health fair also offers affordable blood screenings for those who want or need more information about their health.

The Health Fair, hosted by Montrose Memorial Hospital,  is Saturday (February 27) at the Montrose Pavilion from 6:30 a.m. until Noon.

Those wanting blood testing done should come early - before 11:00 a.m. - and make sure to fast for at least 12 hours prior to the blood draw unless otherwise directed by a health provider. Blood tests must be paid for at at the health fair by cash or check.