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
ARIZONA — 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. With the support of its partners, this program has provided over 25,000 free stroke screenings since 2002.
Stroke is the No. 5 killer in the U.S. and a leading cause of disability. During May, which is American Stroke Month, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association raises awareness through StrokeCheck and other efforts.
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.
To find a StrokeCheck location near you visit www.heart.org/strokecheck.
Appointments are required. Participating hospitals include:
Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital
|May 25, 2017|
Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital
May 19, 2017
Abrazo Buckeye Emergency Center
May 13, 2017
Abrazo Central Campus
May 4, 2017
Abrazo Maryvale Hospital
May 18, 2017
Abrazo Peoria Emergency Center
May 17, 2017
Abrazo Scottsdale Campus
May 4, 2017
Abrazo West Campus
May 20, 2017
Banner University Medical Center –TUCSON
May 6, 2017
520-694-2584 (no appointment needed)
Mountain Vista Medical Center
May 9, 2017
St Luke’s Medical Center &Tempe St Luke’s Medical Center
May 11, 2017
Demand for the free StrokeCheck service remains strong and the program is vital to the health of the community. In fact, each year, several patients must be rushed to the emergency room when medical professionals discover that 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 Screenings
- 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 more information about StrokeCheck, visit www.heart.org/strokecheck. For risk factors and warning signs of stroke, visit www.strokeassociation.org.