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What is the Costa Layman Health Fair?


PMLS Community Service Project

All the workers at this farm are given the opportunity to participate in the Multi-Specialty Daylong Event. We start at 7 am:

They Visit Separate Stations:

  1. BioMetrics

BP( Blood Pressure screenings)

BMI ( body mass index)



  1. Laboratory Visit Blood work for:

BMP/A1c/Vitamin D/Lipid /HIV – (testing provided by the Ryan White Program)

** AU Residents & Local  Physicians review all results with employees

  1. Vision Screening
  2. Dental Exam
  3. Physical Therapy

Hand Grip testing

  1. Bone Density Screenings
  2. Pulmonary

Pulmonary Functions testing

Sleep Apnea

  1. Body Mechanics Classes

How to lift properly

  1. Nutrition

Dietary Suggestions


Each year, for the past 12 years, students from the College of Nursing at Augusta University and other departments from the School of Medicine at Augusta University hold a health fair for local farm workers at Costa Layman Farms in Trenton, SC.

Impacting over three thousand people, this health fair offers medical help to those who otherwise would not be able to afford it. This fair consists of screenings and follow ups for each of the patients. The benefit of this fair is endless for both students and patients. The patients receive screening for tests which can catch problems early and checkups. The students get to learn and have hands on experience for their careers, but furthermore learn how to plan and redesign an event of this magnitude.

For the past 4 years, Premier Medical has had the privilege of being a part of this day. April Rice, Implementation Specialist for Premier Medical, states “This is an honor to give back to the community & offer medical care to a group of individuals who wouldn’t normally have this variety of care because their financial situation or the lack of medical insurance. The workers at Costa Layman Farms are always welcoming & excited to have this opportunity.” All of the workers at the farm are given the opportunity to be a part of this daylong event. Patients visits separate stations varying from biometrics to blood work to a dental exam, for a total of 9 different stations. April Rice, on behalf of Premier Medical, had the opportunity to help out at the laboratory station where she drew blood to test for BMP, A1c, Vitamin D, Lipid, and HIV. Norman Crawford and Hayden Hutchison of partner companies Vessel Medical, Premier Medical, and CPT held a booth to inform of the services offered and hand out marketing material for these companies. April Rice further states, “I just want to say thank you again to our Management Team for allowing us to continue to support this project. It is truly a wonderful feeling to see how thankful this group of people are for this service.”