Total Cholesterol, HDL, and Blood Sugar Screenings

Cholesterol and blood sugar screenings are important ways you can improve your overall health. High amounts of LDL (bad) cholesterol and low amounts of HDL (good) cholesterol can cause heart disease. Having too much sugar in your blood for too long also can cause serious health problems, such as damage to blood vessels, heart disease, kidney disease, and problems with your vision and nerves.

Because the symptoms of high cholesterol and high blood sugar are subtle, a screening by Premier Health is an ideal way to discover if you have either of these issues.

Fingerstick Screening for Cholesterol and Blood Sugar

In just a few minutes, this easy screening can determine cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Here’s what’s involved:

  • Participants do not need to fast before being screened.
  • A quick needle stick to the finger will provide a small amount of blood, which is all that’s needed.
  • Within seven to 10 minutes, results are shared privately with each participant.
  • If necessary, participants are privately counseled on steps they can take to improve their levels. This includes listening to any concerns and helping each participant plan for a healthier lifestyle.

Our overall goal is to educate and to spend time counseling each individual.

What Is the Ideal Location for a Screening?

An indoor, temperature-controlled environment is needed due to sensitivity of instruments.  We’ll need to avoid cold drafts, high humidity, and the sun. Some locations that work well are:

  • Churches
  • Community centers
  • Senior centers
  • Workplaces

What Will Our Group Need to Provide?

We’ll arrive fully equipped with the supplies we need to screen all participants. Here’s what you’ll need to provide:

  • Access to electricity
  • Tables and chairs
  • Trash cans

Due to OSHA regulations, food or drink is not permitted in the screening area.

How and When Can We Schedule a Group Screening?

Booking your group’s screening three to four weeks in advance is ideal. But if we’re available, we’re happy to accommodate a shorter notice.

Contact Us

Premier Health is ready to help you build a healthier community, a healthier school and a healthier workforce. Community health services are offered through Premier Community Health and Fidelity Health Care. Call us at (877) 274-4543(877) 274-4543 or contact us online to learn more about our services and schedule a meeting or events.