Free stroke screenings available to Valley residents

PHOENIX - On select days throughout May, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association will partner with local hospitals to deliver free, comprehensive stroke assessments as part of the annual StrokeCheck program. StrokeCheck will screen an estimated 1,700 patients this year.

Stroke is the No. 4 killer in the U.S., and a leading cause of disability. May is National Stroke Month, which is designed to raise awareness about the condition.

During each StrokeCheck exam, medical professionals will provide a thorough health assessment, which may include blood pressure checks, cholesterol and glucose screenings, ultrasound scans, pulse check and cardiac rhythm strip. Medical professionals will patiently explain the results to each patient, and provide copies of screening results that patients can save for their records.

Appointments are required. Participating hospitals include:

 

Hospital:                                                     Date:               Phone:                                            Time:

Scottsdale Healthcare                                   Sat. April 5      480-882-4636                          8a-11a

Banner Desert Medical Center                     Thurs. May 1   602-230-CARE (2273)             4p-8p

Maryvale Hospital                                            Wed. May 7    855-292-9355                           8a-12p

Paradise Valley Hospital                                 Wed. May 7    855-292-9355                          12n-4p

John C. Lincoln North Mountain                    Thurs. May 8   480-323-1271                          8a-12p

Arrowhead Hospital                                          Fri. May 9        855-292-9355                          8a-12p

Banner Baywood Medical Center                  Fri. May 9        602-230-CARE (2273)             8a-12p

St. Joseph’s Westgate                                     Sat. May 10     480-728-5414                          8a-11a

Banner Estrella Medical Center                      Sat. May 10     602-230-CARE (2273)             8a-2p

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Cntr           Sat. May 10     602-230-CARE (2273)             8a-12p

Mayo Clinic Hospital                                             Mon. May 12  480-342-1000                          10a-12p

West Valley Hospital                                            Wed. May 14  855-292-9355                          7a-11a

Arizona Heart Hospital                                       Thurs. May 15 855-292-9355                          8a-12p

Banner Del E Webb Medical Center                 Fri. May 16      602-230-CARE (2273)             8a-12p

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center               Sat. May 17     602-230-CARE (2273)             8a-12p

Mercy Gilbert & Chandler Regional at
 Mercy Gilbert Medical Center                          
Sat. May 17     480-728-5414                          8a-12p

Barrow/St. Joe’s Medical Center                     Mon. May 19  480-728-5414                          8a-11a

North Peoria Emergency Center                      Wed. May 21  855-292-9355                          8a-12p

John C. Lincoln Deer Valley                               Thurs. May 22 480-323-1271                          8a-12p

Mountain Vista Medical Center                        Thurs. May 22 877-924-WELL (9355)             9a-12p

St. Luke’s & Tempe St. Luke’s at
Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital                               
Thurs. May 22 877-351-WELL (9355)             9a-12p

Banner Boswell Medical Center                      Fri. May 23      602-230-CARE (2273)             8a-12p

Phoenix Baptist Hospital                                  Thurs. May 29 855-292-9355                          8a-12p

 

Greater Arizona: (appointment required)

Summit Healthcare in Show Low                        Fri. May 16      855-768-4968                          7a-12p

Demand for the free StrokeCheck service continues to grow each year. The program is vital to the health of the community. In fact, each year, several patients must be rushed to the emergency room because their blood pressure is dangerously high.

StrokeCheck is designed to identify risk factors for stroke—such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and poor diet—before our patients experience a health crisis. A StrokeCheck exam is free, and it could save your life.

All StrokeCheck stroke screenings will include:

  • Counseling by Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and/or a Registered Dietician
  • Educational Materials
  • Copies of Screening Results
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Pulse Check

Some StrokeCheck stroke screenings may also include:

  • Ultrasound Scan of Carotid Arteries (if appropriate)
  • Total Lipid Cholesterol and Glucose Screenings
  • Ultrasound Scan for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
  • Cardiac Rhythm Strip

To schedule a StrokeCheck appointment, please call the hospital you would like to visit. StrokeCheck appointments are limited and available on a first-come, first served basis.

For more information about StrokeCheck, visit

www.heart.org/strokecheck . For risk factors and warning signs of stroke, visit www.strokeassociation.org .

 

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