I just noticed that Samaritan Heart & Vascular Institute is offering free heart health screenings Saturday, Feb. 18, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Health Professions Education Center, 3011 NE 28th St. in Lincoln City, Oregon.
The appointment will take about 30 minutes and the test will take 15 minutes. The test will include a full lipid panel with total cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure checks. You will be given copies of test results will be provided so participants may follow up with their primary care provider.
You will need to do an 8 hour fast for accurate test results, and no food or beverages other than water should be consumed after midnight the night before the test.
Heart-healthy refreshments will be provided at each screening for people to enjoy after their tests. Registration is required and space is limited. To schedule an appointment, call toll free 1-855-543-2780 (1-855-5-HEART-0).