Health Screenings


Blood Pressure Screenings

High blood pressure, also called hypertension, usually has no symptoms. But it can cause serious problems such as stroke, heart failure, heart attack, and kidney failure.

FHN Community Services offers regular free blood pressure screenings at locations throughout our service area. No referral is needed. For more information, call 815-599-7437 or email jroach@fhn.org.

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BMI (Body Mass Index) Screenings

This method uses a BMI calculator to determine height to weight correlation.

FHN Community Services offers occasional free BMI screenings. No referrals are needed. For more information, call 815-599-7437 or email jroach@fhn.org.

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Cholesterol Screenings

This non-fasting screening uses a finger stick sample to measure the total cholesterol in blood. Excess cholesterol has been correlated with cardiovascular disease.

FHN Community Services offers occasional free cholesterol screenings. No referrals are needed. For more information, call 815-599-7437 or email jroach@fhn.org.

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Glucose Screenings

This screening determines glucose levels (an indicator of diabetes) in the blood. For accurate test results, do not eat or drink anything other than water for 8 hours prior to testing.

FHN Community Services offers occasional free glucose screenings. No referrals are needed. For more information, call 815-599-7437 or email jroach@fhn.org.

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Pulmonary Function Screenings

This screening measures and evaluates how much air and how easily the air moves in and out of the lungs. This free screening can be scheduled with a member of the FHN Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation team. No referral is needed.

For more information, call 815-599-6388.

Vein Screenings

If even a short walk is painful, you may have problems with the veins in your legs. Venous disease can lead to varicose veins, sores on your legs, or even more serious circulation problems like blood clots.

FHN offers free vein screenings on the fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information, call 815-599-VEIN (8346).

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