StrokeCheck 2016

Updated:Apr 11,2016
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Stroke Check
 
2016

Free stroke screenings available to Arizona residents

American Heart Association Partners with local Arizona Hospitals to Deliver Free Stroke Screenings during May in honor of Stroke Month 

On select days throughout May, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association will partner with local hospitals around Arizona to deliver free, comprehensive stroke assessments as part of the annual StrokeCheck program. StrokeCheck will screen an estimated 2,000 patients this year.

Stroke is the No. 5 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, BMI measurements and dietary consultations. Medical professionals will explain the results to each patient and provide copies of screening results that patients can save for their records. 
 

2016 StrokeCheck


Northern Arizona:

Hospital: Date: Phone:
Summit Healthcare in Show Low Fri. May 13 855-768-4968



Greater Phoenix Area: (appointment required)
Hospital: Date: Phone:
Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital Wed., May 18 855-292-WELL (9355)
Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital Fri. May 20 855-292-WELL (9355)
Abrazo Buckeye Emergency Center Sat. May 28 855-292-WELL (9355)
Abrazo Central Campus Thur. May 26 855-292-WELL (9355)
Abrazo Maryvale Campus Sat. May 7 855-292-WELL (9355)
Abrazo Peoria Emergency Center Tues. May 17 855-292-WELL (9355)
Abrazo Scottsdale Campus Fri. May 6 855-292-WELL (9355)
Abrazo West Campus Sat. May 21 855-292-WELL (9355)
Banner East Valley at
Banner Desert Medical Center
Wed. May 25 602-230-CARE (2273)
Banner West Valley at
Banner Del E Webb Medical Center
Wed. May 4 602-230-CARE (2273)
Dignity Health at
St. Joseph’s Hospital
Wed. May 25 877-602-4111
Dignity Health East Valley at
Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
Sat. May 14 877-602-4111
Mayo Clinic Hospital Thur. May 5 480-342-1000


More than a decade after its start, demand for the free StrokeCheck service remains strong 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:
  • Educational Materials
  • Copies of Screening Results
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  •  Body Mass Index (BMI)
 
Some StrokeCheck stroke screenings may also include:
  • Counseling by Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and/or a Registered Dietician
  • Total Lipid Cholesterol and Glucose Screenings

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 risk factors and warning signs of stroke, visit www.strokeassociation.org.

If you need more information, please email Nora Perry at nora.perry@heart.org, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Stroke Initiatives Director.

 

 
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