Wellness On Wheels
What You Need to Know:
Wellness On Wheels (WOW) is a free mobile health screening. Your 20-minute appointment will include tests for: cholesterol, triglycerides and glucose, height, weight, blood pressure, body fat percentage, and waist circumference. Our expert staff will be on-hand for a review of your results. Check out the schedule and make your WOW appointment today!
How Often Should I Attend?
The National Cholesterol Education Program guidelines recommend that everyone age 20 and older have a fasting "lipoprotein profile" every five years. You may need to have your cholesterol checked more often than every five years if one or more of these situations applies to you:
- Your total cholesterol is 200 mg/dL or more.
- You are a man over age 45 or a woman over age 50.
- Your HDL (good) cholesterol is less than 40 mg/dL.
- You have other risk factors for heart disease and stroke.
Ask your primary care provider for guidance on how often you should have your health screening.
Source: American Heart Association
Before Your Appointment
Fasting is optional; however, for the most accurate triglyceride and glucose results, fast for 9-12 hours before testing. Source: Cleveland Clinic.