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The Community Hospital promotes awareness of the causes of heart and vascular disease and works with individuals, community, and business partners to devise and implement early detection and management programs for heart disease. Educational programs are offered to help individuals understand the implications of the results and how lifestyle changes can lower that risk. For information on our current programs click here.
We offer levels of screenings at a discounted rate as part of our commitment to detect heart and vascular disease early and thus, better manage the disease process. These screenings help assess an individual's risk for developing coronary artery disease or other underlying health conditions, as well as provide educational consultations to decrease the risk of developing heart disease.
Diabetes Screening (Cost: Free)
Eight million Americans have diabetes and don't even know it. A minimum two-hour fast is required for this blood sugar screening. A small amount of blood is taken from the fingertip and results are available immediately. Call 219-934-2830 for locations, dates, times and to schedule an appointment.
PAD Screening (Cost: $10)
Peripheral Arterial Disease refers to the accumulation of cholesterol plaque in arteries outside of the heart. This simple 15 minute screening checks for blockages in the leg arteries. A series of blood pressures are taken in the arms and legs to calculate a result. Screenings are by appointment only and held in the Phase 3 Cardiac Rehabilitation Department at Lake Business Center in Munster. Call 219-934-2830 for dates, times and to register.
Coronary Health Appraisal (Cost: $30)
Determines your risk for heart disease and other related medical conditions. Screening includes:
- Blood lipid profile (Total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides)
- Hemoglobin A1c (to screen for diabetes)
- Blood pressure
- Metabolic syndrome
- Height / weight
- Body mass index
- Heart Health Profile
To schedule a Coronary Health Appraisal, call (219) 836-3477 or toll free (866) 836-3477.
Community Coronary Scan (Cost: $200)
The Community Coronary Scan uses the most advanced, Dual Source CT imaging technology that takes x-ray pictures of your heart to detect calcium deposits; which are a sign of heart disease in its earliest stages, before symptoms appear. This non-invasive test is fast and painless, requiring no special preparations. It is recommended for individuals with one or more risk factors for heart disease: males over 45, females over 55, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, overweight, inactive lifestyle or family history of heart disease. People with known heart disease or coronary stents are not candidates for this test unless ordered by their physician.
To schedule a Community Coronary Scan, call (219) 836-4599 or toll free (877) 999-SCAN