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. The heart screenings are set for 8 a.m. to noon on the following dates:
Feb. 1: NewportSamaritan Pacific Communities Hospital, Center for Health Education
740 SW 9th St., Newport
Feb. 8: CorvallisGood Samaritan Regional Medical Center, conference rooms A & B
3640 NW Samaritan Drive, Corvallis
Feb. 15: AlbanySamaritan Albany General Hospital, third floor conference rooms
1046 6th Ave. SW, Albany
Feb. 22: LebanonSamaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, conference room B
525 N Santiam Hwy., Lebanon
Feb. 29: Lincoln CitySamaritan Lincoln City Medical Center
2870 NE West Devils Lake Road
Heart Screening Details
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.Refreshments will be available to enjoy after completing your screening.
Registration is required and space is limited. To schedule an appointment, call toll free 855-543-2780 (855-5-HEART-0).
If you schedule a screening and find you are unable to keep your appointment time, please call and let us know so your spot can be made available to others.