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Heart-Healthy Screenings

There's No "Check Engine" Light For Your Heart.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Knowing your risk factors for heart disease could save your life or the life of someone you love. BayCare is offering free heart-healthy screenings across the greater Tampa Bay area to help you get to know your heart.

To register, call (844) 420-8367. Our Customer Service Center is available to help you 24/7.

BayCare is offering these free screenings* at our heart-healthy events:

Plus, there will be a nutrition specialist on hand to answer your questions.

 Choose from Convenient Dates and Locations
 Friday, February 23 Bartow Regional Medical Center
2200 Osprey Blvd.
 Bartow  8am-2pm
 Wednesday, February 28 Morton Plant North Bay Hospital
6600 Madison St.
 New Port Richey  8am-2pm
 Tuesday, March 6 St. Anthony’s Hospital
1200 Seventh Ave. N.
 St. Petersburg  8am-2pm
 Thursday, March 8 Largo Public Library
120 Central Park Drive, Largo
Extended evening screening hours!
 Largo  12-5pm
 Friday, March 9 St. Joseph’s Hospital-North
4211 Van Dyke Road
 Lutz  8am-2pm   
 Wednesday, March 14 St. Joseph’s Hospital-South
6901 Simmons Loop
 Riverview  8am-2pm
 Saturday, March 17 Publix
3900 66th St. N.
Visit our mobile screening unit in the Publix parking lot!
 St. Petersburg  10am-2pm

*This is a screening and no diagnosis will be made and no treatment offered. The results will be provided to you, and it is your responsibility to provide a copy of these results to your physician. 

  • Blood pressure

High blood pressure, left untreated, can damage a person’s heart, arteries and other organs. Because people with high blood pressure often exhibit no outward symptoms, it is important to have your blood pressure regularly tested. To measure, a health professional uses a blood pressure cuff to determine your systolic (pressure in arteries when your heart beats) and diastolic (pressure in your arteries between heartbeats) numbers.

  • Body mass index (BMI)

Obesity is a leading case of cardiovascular disease in adults. One tool used to assess a person’s weight and health risk is the body mass index (BMI). A BMI screening measures a person’s body fat based on a combination of height and weight.

  • Cholesterol

High cholesterol levels, like blood pressure and BMI, are another major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Cholesterol screenings measure your high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and triglycerides. To measure, a health professional will perform a finger prick to draw a small blood sample.

  • Screening to assess risk for diabetes

Many of the same conditions that lead to cardiovascular disease (high blood pressure, obesity and high cholesterol), also place individuals at risk for diabetes. If the screening to assess risk for diabetes suggests your risk is high, an A1c test will be offered. The A1c screening provides information about a person’s average level of blood glucose (blood sugar) over the past three months. To measure, a health professional will perform a finger prick to draw a small blood sample.

Preregistration for BayCare’s FREE Heart-Healthy Screenings is required: (844) 420-8367