Individual consultation will take approximately 20 minutes and is on a first-come-first-served basis, as there is only one Community Health Advocate providing this service. Drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water the day before and fasting 10-12 hours prior to the screening will provide more accurate results.
CVD is caused by risk factors such as diabetes, smoking, overweight/obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, life expectancy could be increased by seven years if all forms of cardiovascular disease were eliminated.
A blood sample is taken using the finger prick method. Test results include total cholesterol, breakdown of HDL, LDL, sugar levels, triglycerides, height and weight, and blood pressure. Results are immediate and will be discussed between you and the Community Health Advocate.
For additional information on the free blood screenings, please contact Claudia Hilty at 471-3258.