Cholesterol & Blood Pressure Testing

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 at one of our convenient community screenings.

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

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, blood 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 first cholesterol test is free. Cost for all others is $15. Sliding fees are available for qualifying individuals. 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.

Tuesday, November 6
Senior Center
1200 Raintree

Tuesday, November 13
Me Oh My Pie
Corner of CR54G and Hwy 287, Laporte

Wednesday, November 14
Genesis - Fort Collins Club
1307 E. Prospect Road

Thursday, November 15
Senior Center
1200 Raintree

Tuesday, November 27
Harmony Library
4616 S. Shields

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Tuesday, December 4
Senior Center
1200 Raintree

Wednesday, December 5
Spirit of Joy
Harmony and Lemay

Thursday, December 13
Health District
120 Bristlecone

Thursday, December 20
Senior Center
1200 Raintree

 

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:

November 12

December 10

January 14

February 11

March 11

April 8

May 13

June 10

July 8

August 12

September 9

October 14

November 11

December 9