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Classes, Events and Screenings Free Heart Health Screenings Offered

To raise awareness of heart health in our communities, Samaritan Heart & Vascular Institute will offer free heart health screenings in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties. The heart screenings are set for 8 a.m. to noon on the following dates: 

Jan. 21: Newport
Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital, Center for Health Education
740 SW 9th St., Newport

Jan. 28: Corvallis
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Conference rooms A & B
3600 NW Samaritan Drive, Corvallis

Feb. 4: Albany NEW LOCATION!
Samaritan Albany General Hospital, Third floor conference rooms
1046 6th Avenue SW, Albany 

Feb. 11: Lebanon
Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, Conference room B
525 N Santiam Hwy., Lebanon

Feb. 18: Lincoln City
Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital, Health Professions Education Center
3011 NE 28th St., Lincoln City

Tests take approximately 15 minutes, with the appointment lasting about 30 minutes. Screenings include a full lipid panel with total cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure checks. Copies of test results will be provided so participants may follow up with their primary care provider.

Eight hours of 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. Most medications are okay to take, with water, prior to the screenings. Check with your primary care provider to be sure. Do not make any changes to your medication schedule without checking in with your provider. 

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).

Samaritan Heart & Vascular Institute serves patients in Benton, Linn and Lincoln counties as well as parts of Polk and Marion counties. The Institute provides comprehensive heart and vascular care including cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, interventional radiology and cardiac rehabilitation.