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
- 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.