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Heart Health Promotion

Cholesterol Testing (includes Blood Pressure and Blood Glucose testing)

Want to lower your risk for heart disease and diabetes? Find out your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers and understand what they mean. The Health District offers free cholesterol testing at convenient community locations each month. We also measure your blood pressure and tell you your blood glucose levels, which can detect your risk for diabetes. You can also use these test results to help you and your health-care provider guide your blood pressure or cholesterol treatment.

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

About the test

We use accurate, state-of-the-art equipment requiring only a simple finger stick for our blood test. Cholesterol, blood glucose, and blood pressure results are available within 25 minutes. Cholesterol results include total cholesterol, HDL. LDL, and triglycerides.

A registered nurse will explain your cholesterol testing 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 with our cholesterol blood test. Medications are permitted. Drinking water is encouraged.

Appointments are required; call 970-224-5209. Please remember to wear a mask.