To celebrate American Heart Month and raise awareness of heart health in our communities, Samaritan Health Services will offer free heart health screenings in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties.
Registration is required. Call toll free 1-855-543-2780 (1-855-5-HEART-0) to schedule an appointment. Heart screenings are from 8 a.m. to noon on the following dates:
Feb. 2: Corvallis
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, conference rooms A & B
3640 NW Samaritan Drive, Corvallis - almost filled
Feb. 9: Albany
Samaritan Albany General Hospital, third floor conference rooms
1046 6th Ave. SW, Albany
Feb. 16: Lincoln City
Samaritan Lincoln City Medical Center
2870 NE West Devils Lake Road
Feb. 23: Lebanon
Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, conference room B
525 N Santiam Hwy., Lebanon
March 2: Newport
Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital, Center for Health Education
740 SW 9th St., Newport
Tests take approximately 30 minutes, with the appointment lasting about 45 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. Also, do not put on hand lotion before the screening.
Heart-healthy refreshments will be provided at each screening for people to enjoy after their tests.
Registration is required and space is limited. If you make an appointment and find you will be unable to make it, please call and let us know so the appointment time may be made available to someone else.
Samaritan Heart Center cares for patients of Benton, Linn and Lincoln counties as well as parts of Polk and Marion counties. They provide comprehensive cardiac care including cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiothoracic surgery.