Health District Cholesterol Testing

Cholesterol & Blood Pressure Testing

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Want to lower your risk for heart disease and diabetes? Start by finding out your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers and understanding what they mean. The Health District offers low-cost cholesterol, glucose, and blood pressure testing at convenient community locations each month. Your first test with us is free!

Adults should be tested every three to five years or more, depending on risk.

Appointments are limited. Call 970-224-5209 to make yours!

About our test

Our cholesterol test uses state-of-the-art equipment and requires only a simple finger-stick blood sample for immediate, accurate results.

Results for total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, glucose and blood pressure are available within 25 minutes. A registered nurse will explain your results and offer health information. Ask our registered nurses questions about your heart-disease risk and discuss steps for leading a heart-healthy life.

An 8-hour fast is required for best results. Medications are permitted. Drinking water is encouraged.

Cost

If you are a Health District resident your cholesterol test is free. Cost for people who live outside the Health District boundaries is $15. The Health District boundaries include Fort Collins, Laporte, Wellington, Red Feather Lakes, Livermore, Bellvue and Timnath.

Appointments are required. To make an appointment or for more information or additional screening locations, call 970-224-5209.

 

HEART-HEALTH RESOURCES

High blood pressure:
What you need to know

Prediabetes:
What is it and what can I do?

Women and heart disease

The skinny on fats and soluble fiber

List of local and national heart-health resources

Blood pressure record booklet

Forms you will need

To save time, please download and fill out this form and bring it to your appoinment.

 

Upcoming Cholesterol Testing Clinics

All clinics are from 8:00 – 10:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, January 22 / Harmony Library / 4616 S. Shields

Tuesday, January 28 / First Presbyterian Church / 531 S. College  *NEW LOCATION!*

Wednesday, January 29 / First Presbyterian Church / 531 S. College *NEW LOCATION!*

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Tuesday, February 4 / Senior Center / 1200 Raintree

Wednesday, February 5 / Raintree Athletic Club  / 2555 S. Shields

Thursday, February 6 / Spirit of Joy Church / 4501 S. Lemay

Saturday, February 8 / Senior Center / 1200 Raintree

Tuesday, February 11 / St. Joseph Church / 300 W. Mountain

Wednesday, February 12 / Front Range Community College / 4616 S. Shields

Thursday, February 13 / Health District / 120 Bristlecone

Wednesday, February 19 / Fitness1 / 807 First, Wellington

Thursday, February 20 / Senior Center / 1200 Raintree

Tuesday, February 25 / Me Oh My Pie / 3310 W. County Road 54G, Laporte

Wednesday, February 26 / Northside Aztlan Center / 112 E. Willow

 

FREE Blood Pressure Checks at the Senior Center

Blood pressure checks are offered the second Monday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins.

Free, 5-10 minute walk-in blood pressure reading and consultation with a registered nurse. The 5-10 minute consultation includes discussion and materials on how to keep your blood pressure where it needs to be, how to lower your risk for heart attack and stroke, and follow-up suggestions.

Upcoming blood pressure checks:

February 10
March 9
April 13