Samaritan Heart & Vascular Institute will offer free heart health screenings in Linn and Benton counties. Appointments are available from 8 a.m. to noon on Feb. 4, 18 and 25.
Tests take about 15 minutes, with the appointment lasting about 30 minutes. Screenings include a full lipid panel including total cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure checks. An eight-hour fast is required for accurate readings. Copies of test results will also be provided so that participants may follow up with their primary care provider if necessary.
The heart screenings are set for:
• Saturday, Feb. 25, at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, located at 3600 N.W. Samaritan Drive, in Corvallis
• Saturday, Feb. 18, at Samaritan Medical and Diagnostics Center, located at 400 N.W. Hickory St. Suite 300, in Albany
• Saturday, Feb. 4, at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, located at 525 N. Santiam Hwy. in Lebanon
Fasting is required 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 to consume following the tests. Registration is required. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-763-4571.
Samaritan Heart & Vascular Institute serves patients in Benton, Linn and Lincoln counties as well as parts of Polk and Marion counties. For more information, call 541-768-4880 or see www.samhealth.org/SHVI.