The Virginia Department of Health, Mount Rogers Health District is offering cholesterol clinics to residents in Bland, Carroll, Grayson, Smyth, Washington and Wythe counties and the cities of Bristol and Galax.
High cholesterol is one of the major risk factors leading to cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association. In the United States, heart disease continues to be the number one killer for both men and women.
The clinics will be available at all district health department locations.
According to a press release, screenings - and their related fees - are as follows:
- Lipid Panel (Triglycerides, HDL, VLDL, LDL, HgbA1c) - $25
- PSA (Prostate cancer screening for men over 40) - $12 ($10 with lipid panel)
- Thyroid - $13
- Complete Blood Count (Hematocrit-Hemoglobin, MCH, MCHC, MCV, cell count) - $7
- Glucose/Blood Sugar - $9
- Vitamin D - $35
- CMP (Albumin, Alkaline Phosphatase, ALT, AST, Bilirubin, BUN, Calcium, Chloride, CO2, Creatinine, Glucose, Potassium, Protein, Sodium, Kidney Profile, Liver Profile) - $15
- Bone Density (Evaluation of heel by ultrasound technology) - $10
- Other lab services are available by request.
Screenings will be done in a mobile health unit parked outside of the health department. Please call to make an appointment. Dates, locations and phone numbers are:
- Wed., Feb. 24 - Washington Co. Health Dept., 15068 Lee Highway, Suite 1000, Bristol, Va., 276-676-5604
- Fri., Feb. 26 - Bristol, Va. Health Dept., 205 Piedmont Ave., Bristol, Va., 276-642-7335
- Thu., Mar. 3 - Wythe Co. Health Dept., 290 S. Sixth St., Suite 300, Wytheville, 276-228-5507
- Fri., Mar. 4 - Bland Co. Health Dept., Jackson Street, Bland, 276-688-3642
- Tue., Mar. 8 - Grayson Co. Health Dept., 186 W. Main St., Independence, 276-773-2961
- Wed., Mar. 9 - Galax City Health Dept., 502 S. Main St., Galax, 276-236-6127
- Thu., Mar. 10 - Carroll Co. Health Dept., 605-15 Pine St., Hillsville, 276-730-3180
- Thu., Mar. 17 - Smyth Co. Health Dept., First Floor, 201 Francis Marion Lane, Marion, 276-781-7460
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