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Make Healthy Connections!



FREE Health Screenings, Face Painting, Library Cards and more!

VGH Behavioral Health Providers

Join us at the Health Fair and meet our Behavioral Health Providers, Sam Jirak and Beth Hunt. Behavioral health connects a person’s habits and the health of their body, mind and spirit. Encompassing both physical and mental health allows behavioral health specialists to better treat their patients and includes the continuum of prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery support services. 


Virginia Gay Hospital Imaging

Join us at the Health Fair, meet our staff and learn about the services and new opportunities. 

Virginia Gay Hospital Imaging services include Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), Mammography, Ultrasound, X-Ray and Bone Densitometry.

Chances and Consequences, INC

Family Peer Support Specialist 

Learn more about us here!


UnityPoint Health - LifeGuard Air Ambulance

2024 marks 45 years of LifeGuard providing air medical transport and critical care to all ages and individuals, newborn to geriatric across eastern Iowa, western Illinois, southern Minnesota, and western Wisconsin. These incident or transport types may include trauma, cardiac, medical, high-risk obstetrical, high-risk surgical, and other specialty transports such neonatal intensive care, Impella Heart Pump, intra-aortic balloon pump, and left ventricular assist devices (LVAD). Additionally in certain circumstances, LifeGuard medical teams partner with ground services to provide safe, critical care level transport. 



Amerigroup rebranded to Wellpoint. This is just a name change and we are the same company that has been here since 2016! Learn more about the benefits available on Wellpoint as well as the Medicaid renewal process.  


Norwex sustainable products swap out the use of toxic chemicals in your home. By using Norwex products and just water, you can mechanically clean your home and rid it safely of 99.9% of bacteria for your family, fur babies AND the environment. Want to take care of the Earth, home and the people close to you, all by saving dollars, too? Consider Norwex. Stop by my booth to view the show specials. Let me demonstrate how easy it is to clean your home, save time and money with Norwex cloths, lasting for years with proper use and cleaning. 


Horst Physical Therapy

Visit our booth at the Benton County Community Health & Wellness Fair to learn about improving mobility, managing pain, and promoting overall well-being through Physical Therapy. Engage in casual conversations about personalized wellness strategies, and watch and participate in live demonstrations featuring dry-needling techniques. Additionally, we’ll provide information on LSVT Big for movement disorders and how pediatric physical therapy can impact your little ones. Our team is here to share practical insights and support your well-being. 

North Benton Ambulance

“North Benton Ambulance is a private, 501 (c) (3), not-for-profit organization established in 1971. NBA is a 9-1-1 transporting ambulance serving a large portion of Benton County, a portion of Buchanan Co, and surrounding towns & communities.


North Benton Ambulance also provides Interfacility Transport services from Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton, Iowa. NBA responds to approximately 1000 calls for service per year.” 


Lutheran Living Communities-Vinton

Learn about our great services offered, including Outpatient Therapy. 


Benton County Sheriff’s Office

Safety and Fun 

CR Face Painting

We will provide free face painting, available to all ages, for the duration of the event from 8am-12pm! 

Van Steenhuyse Funeral Home

At Van Steenhuyse-Teahen Funeral Home, we believe a funeral is a time to honor the life of a deceased loved one and celebrate the heritage of the family as they gather to share stories, acknowledge their loss and support one another.

It is our mission to make funeral planning individual to the person and family by offering our professional and personal experience.

Funeral pre-need planning is a way to be sure your family is aware of your final wishes while locking into today’s costs during a time of escalating inflation with pre-funding some or all final expenses.” 

1 Dozen Cookies!
Vinton Lions Club

Free vision screening for children, 6 months to 5 years old! 


Upper Iowa University

Information on continuing education with master’s degrees as well as starting college. 


Benton County Disaster Recovery Coalition

Benton County Disaster Recovery Coalition, a 501c3 organization, assists disaster-impacted families in meeting unmet needs so they can move forward again. Information about the BCDRC will be available in handouts distributed during the event. 


Vinton-Shellsburg CSD


Virginia Gay Hospital Home Health Agency

Feeding America: Free screening for food security and food boxes available, will provide resources including local food pantries, SNAP programs.


Blood Pressure screenings: Provide education and screening for high blood pressure (hypertension).


Plus learn more about VGH Home Health Services information. 

Linn County Public Health

“Sexual Health is Health!! 

Linn County Public Health will be offering free one-minute HIV screening, free home STI testing kit information and free condoms. A majority of sexually transmitted infections are among individuals 15 to 24 years of age. In addition, learn more about substance use and misuse from the Linn County Public Health nursing staff. Staff will be here to answer your questions and provide evidenced based information to help you make informed decisions.” 


Lutheran Services in Iowa

Promoting LSI’s H.O.P.E.S. And NEST program. 


Benton County Volunteer Center

We will promote volunteerism! We will be recruiting for volunteer drivers for non-emergency medical transportation to appointments. 

Iowa Legal Aid

We provide free civil legal services to low-income and other vulnerable populations of Iowans. Learn how we bring our services to people who may be in need of critical legal help to meet their basic needs regarding housing, safety from abuse, and protection of public benefits. 

Vinton Public Library

Open up a new library or renew your existing card! 


Learn more about our reading challenges, including our 2024 Summer Reading Program and pick up a copy of our Programming Calendar. We look forward to seeing you at the VGH Health Fair! 

Happy Reader
Rural Access Hub

The Rural Access Hub maintains walk in hours are from 11am to 4 pm Monday thru Friday, however, staff can be utilized outside walk in hours with proper notification. This site offers a wide array of resources for those experiencing brain health concerns of both emergency and non-emergency status. 

The RAH does not only provided services of the crisis/emergency nature.  It is encouraged to be utilized frequently/as needed for non-emergency care and coordination with the goal of providing de-escalation services before an individual reaches a state of crisis.  Sometimes that just means an individual needs a place to “hang out” for a short period of time to keep them from reaching a state of crisis and that is perfectly fine to utilize RAH staff for. 

The Hub is modeled after an innovative program referred to as “The Living Room Model” which has been proven to reduce incarceration and emergency room visits while providing a non-intrusive setting when utilized appropriately.


Benton County Public Health Department

Learn more about when Benton County Public Health does in the community, such as programs we offer and the work we do in emergency planning, health education and prevention efforts.


Sign-up for upcoming classes, including SafeSitter babysitting and CPR courses and stick around for  quick mini-demonstrations with our CPR manikin. We’ll have plenty of health-education hand-outs as well on varying topics such as weather safety, heart health, routine childhood immunizations, healthy eating, maternal/child health, etc. 

Clear Connection Chiropractic

“Looking for a natural approach to health? 

Do you have migraines, headaches, vertigo, fibromyalgia, trouble sleeping, etc.? You live your life through your nerve system. Your body is designed to heal itself, and healing comes from Above-Down, Inside-Out.


Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care: Optimal health and wellness through a properly functioning nerve system! 


Free nerve system screenings at the event.


Learn more about what Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care is by watching our video here. 


Your LIfe Iowa

We provide free, 24/7 support for Iowans with questions or concerns about alcohol, drugs, gambling, mental health and thoughts of suicide. Services include phone, text and chat support from trained, compassionate counselors. 


VGH therapy (rehabvisions)

Learn more about available PT and OT services at our facility.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Learn more about us here

Vinton Guild of Fine Arts

The Vinton Guild of Fine Arts will be promoting the theme of Making Connections

• Connect to Your Inner Artist

•Connect to Like Minded People

•Connect to the Community with Participating in Community Art Projects

We will have hands-on activities with different art mediums to create a bookmark or a greeting card.

Foundation 2

We provide 24/7, free, confidential mental health and suicide prevention support services. Support includes phone, text, chat and in-person support from trained crisis counselors. 


Linn County Community Services/Ryan White Program

Promoting Knowing Your HIV status, along with sharing information about our Ryan White case management program for persons living with HIV.  We will have program flyers sharing information on the resources and assistance the Linn County Ryan White Program provides. 

HACAP Family and Community Health Alliance

HACAP will promote our Benton County health programs which include:

• WIC a supplemental nutrition program for Pregnant, post-partum and breastfeeding moms and children birth to five.

• Hawki/Medicaid Insurance for children up to age 21 and pregnant women

• Importance of lead screening in young children

• Maternal Health programming

• I-Smile/I-Smile @ School

• Child Care Nurse Consultant

• Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

• 1st Five and screening for development in young children birth to five” 

Pink Heals

Pink Heals is a program that partners with public safety, local businesses, and families to bring a community together. It is an organization that provides flower deliveries to show individuals that they are loved, cherished and valuable to others. Pink Heals brings back the human element by celebrating people, not causes. 
We use the color pink to represent love and care rather than signify a specific disease. Pink Heals is about more than just breast cancer. It is about illnesses and needs within our communities. Our volunteers take our pink vehicles on flower deliveries to those in need. We partner with local businesses to provide visit recipients with donated goods, gift cards, and service

Heritage Area Agency on Aging

Heritage AAA is a non-profit organization that helps seniors age with dignity and independence in the home they choose. From answering simple questions about aging resources to finding long-term support with a case worker, Heritage helps at every step of the aging journey. There is also a Caregiver Support Program that focuses on family and friends who help an aging loved one. 


Vinton Police Department

Promoting community safety is essential to overall well-being.  Our booth will feature information on identity theft prevention, L.O.S.T. (Loved Ones Staying Together), and anti-bullying. We aim to empower residents with the knowledge and tools to keep our community safe.


Our officers will be present to engage with the community, answer questions, and provide insights into the day-to-day activities of the Vinton Police Department. Building strong relationships with our residents is crucial for effective community policing.


Interested individuals will have the chance to learn about career opportunities. We are always looking for dedicated individuals to join our team.

Miss Iowa 2023

Alysa Goethe was crowned Miss Iowa 2023 last June. Throughout her year of service as the first diabetic Miss Iowa, she has educated millions internationally on the realities of living with diabetes and the warning signs. She advocates with various organizations including JDRF, the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, and more to better the lives of those living with diabetes. 

Area Substance Abuse Council

Area Substance Abuse Council offers treatment and prevention services for Substance Use and Gambling Disorder. Our booth will offer materials and local resources for SUD and GD, as well as agency and grant specific giveaways. 


Riverview Center

Riverview Center provides sexual assault services in a 14 county Northeast Region of Iowa, as well as sexual or domestic violence services in Jo Daviess and Carroll Counties in Illinois. Our services are free regardless of biological sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, immigration status, English proficiency, race and/or ethnicity, incarceration status, disability or background. Riverview Center is a safe space.

Vinton Fire Department

Demonstrating new rescue tools. 

North Benton Head Start

Head Start services to families 

EchoVision Inc Us Cellular

Learn about our Ipads Internet packages security cameras.

Benton County Historical Society

The Benton County Historical Society is a non-profit that seeks to preserve local history and be a resource for genealogical research for Benton County.

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