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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
 Tuesday, February 19 Morton Plant North Bay Hospital
6600 Madison St., New Port Richey
 8am-2pm
 Wednesday, February 20 South Florida Baptist Hospital
301 N. Alexander St., Plant City
 8am-2pm
 Tuesday, February 26 Morton Plant Hospital
Cheek-Powell Heart and Vascular Pavilion
455 Pinellas St., Clearwater
 8am-2pm
 Thursday, February 28 St. Joseph’s Hospital
Medical Arts Building
3003 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa
 8am-2pm
 Tuesday, March 5 Largo Public Library
120 Central Park Drive, Largo
Extended evening screening hours!
 1-7pm
 Wednesday, March 6 St. Joseph’s Hospital-North
4211 Van Dyke Road, Lutz
 8am-2pm
 Wednesday, March 13 St. Joseph’s Hospital-South
6901 Simmons Loop, Riverview
 8am-2pm
 Thursday, March 14 Clearwater Countryside Library
2642 Sabal Springs Drive, Clearwater
 11am-3pm
 Friday, March 15 Polk Street Community Center
1255 Polk St., Bartow
 8am-2pm

*This is a screening and no diagnosis will be made and no treatment offered. The results will be provided to you on-site, 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 cause 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 may 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