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 20 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. Tests are FREE in September for all Health District residents.

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

Tests are FREE in September for all Health District residents.  Cost for all others is $15. The Health District boundaries include Fort Collins, Laporte, Wellington, Red Feather Lakes, Livermore, Bellvue and Timnath.

All clinics are from 8:15 – 10:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

 

Tuesday, September 25
Front Range Community College
4616 S. Shields

Wednesday, September 26
Fitness1
8017 First, Wellington

Thursday, September 27
St. Joseph Church
300 W. Mountain

Friday, September 28
Senior Center
1200 Raintree

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Tuesday, October 2
Senior Center
1200 Raintree

Thursday, October 4
Spirit of Joy
Harmony and Lemay

Thursday, October 11
Health District
120 Bristlecone

Thursday, October 18
Senior Center
1200 Raintree

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Thursday, November 1
Spirit of Joy Church
4501 S. Lemay

Tuesday, November 6
Senior Center
1200 Raintree

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

Thursday, December 6
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:

Monday, September 10
Monday, October 8
Monday, November 12
Monday, December 10