A powerful tool in the fight against heart disease is Whidbey General’s Heartwise cholesterol screening, which empowers participants to achieve greater wellbeing, promotes heart health and reduces risk of cardiac complications.
The Heartwise screening includes a complete cholesterol, triglyceride and glucose panel and risk stratification. A registered nurse will discuss intervention strategies with you, answer your questions and develop an individualized holistic plan.
Screening consists of:
- Complete cholesterol test (total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, TC/HDL ratio, triglycerides)
- Fasting blood sugar
- Blood pressure and heart rate
- Body Mass Index/Waist Hip Ratio
- A 10-year estimated risk-projection of developing heart disease or stroke (based on the Framingham Study)
- Cardiac risk factor consultation with a registered nurse
Lab results for these tests are obtained within five minutes via a finger stick and reviewed immediately during your personalized, one-hour consultation with a registered nurse.
Please fast for 12 hours before your appointment or eight hours if you are diabetic.
An individual screening is $100. Group screenings are available for $80 per person. An individual who has been screened can be re-checked for $85.
The screening is free for women with financial challenges thanks to the Heart of a Woman program sponsored by Soroptimist International of Coupeville, Oak Harbor and South Whidbey. Gentleman with financial challenges, who live in Coupeville or Greenbank, can also get the screening free through the Heart of a Lion program sponsored by the Coupeville Lions Club.
Screenings are available by appointment only on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at Whidbey General Life Center for Essential Wellness.
If you or someone you know is interested in the screening, please call the Life Center at
360-678-7656, ext. 2130 or 360-321-7656, ext. 2130 for more information or an appointment.