On Valentine's Day, MinuteClinic, the retail walk-in medical clinic of CVS Health, will offer free heart health screenings at all clinic locations across the country. The free "Know Your Numbers" screenings are a part of CVS' efforts to raise awareness of women's heart health and support the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement.
You can visit your local MinuteClinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14 and receive a free preventative heart health screening and learn the five key personal health numbers that can help you determine your risk for heart disease: total cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, and body mass index.
"Cardiovascular diseases kill nearly one in three women in the U.S. each year. It's a daunting statistic and the reason MinuteClinic is pleased to offer these free screenings on Valentine's Day," said Angela Patterson, DNP, FNP-BC, NEA-BC, the Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer at MinuteClinic. "During the screenings, patients will receive vital information about their health and will be counseled on ways to reduce their risk for heart disease and stroke. Most importantly, our providers will be arming them with the tools they need to take charge of their health."
If you're planning to visit your local CVS during your lunch break, check out the digital tool on minuteclinic.com that allows you to view wait times at all MinuteClinic locations and hold a place in line from the convenience of your phone or computer. Note that no appointment is necessary, and the Valentine's Day screenings will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
In addition to free heart health screenings, CVS Pharmacy customers can support Go Red for Women by making a $1, $3, or larger donation at the register at CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide or online at cvs.com/content/GoRed through February 25.