Health District Cholesterol Testing

Cholesterol & Blood Pressure Testing

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Due to COVID-19, cholesterol and blood pressure clinics will be cancelled for April and May. This will allow us to best protect the health and safety of patients, staff, and vulnerable community members. This change remains in effect until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.

See the clinic schedule

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.

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.

 

Beginning Wednesday, March 18, cholesterol and blood pressure clinics will be cancelled for April and May. This will allow us to best protect the health and safety of patients, staff, and vulnerable community members. This change remains in effect until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.

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:

TBD