Town of Steuben, NY (WIBX) - Residents in rural communities are getting an opportunity to get free medical check- ups in the Town of Steuben, as well as a complimentary lunch.

The Health Fair is taking place next Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Steuben Town Hall located on the corner of Soule Road and Rt. 274 in the Town of Steuben. The free screenings will include, blood pressure and cholesterol checks, body mass index measurement, clinical breast exams, pap/pelvic exams, colon cancer screening kits and mammograms.

Bassett Hospital's Mobile Mammography Coach will perform the free mammograms however, the service will be by appointment only. In a released statement, County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. said, "This health fair will prove valuable in a number of different ways, including providing access to important health related information and free screenings that can provide some insight into one's overall health"

Officials say there will also be services for Seniors, such as referrals, health insurance options, medication awareness and education on Oneida County Health Department program information and services. Wendy Hunt, Cancer Services Program Coordinator said that the aim is to, "reach out to some of the more rural residents who might otherwise forego these valuable health screenings because of travel restrictions or expense."

To schedule an appointment with Bassett Hospital's Mobile Mammography Coach call the Cancer Services Program in advance at (315) 798-5248. Organizers say appointments on the day of the health fair will be limited for uninsured women. Also, the free colon cancer home screening kits will be available to women and men 50 years and older.

To reach organizers in the Town of Steuben call (315) 865-5087. And, those unable to make it to the event can call (315) 798-5248 to make other arrangements. The Health Fair is sponsored by The Oneida County Health Department, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Oneida-Herkimer-Madison Counties Cancer Services Program. For more information contact the Oneida County Health Department at (315) 798-6400.