As a way to raise awareness and show support during Heart Month, CVS will be offering complementary heart-health screenings on select dates throughout February. No appointment is necessary, and all are encouraged to stop by. This offer stands on select Thursdays (13th & 20th) within the hours of operation at participating MinuteClinics. MinuteClinics are CVS’s retail clinic services and can be found in CVS Pharmacies and Target stores nationwide.
Known as the “Know Your Numbers” screenings, these tests provide valuable information that can determine the participant’s risk for heart disease. Five areas are studied total, including total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, and body mass index. Although it’s a relatively fast and easy process, this kind of preventative care is worth its weight in information for time and effort spent.
By providing this service, CVS is encouraging Americans to pay closer attention to their heart health and susceptibility to disease. As stated by the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. for both men and women. Furthermore, most heart problems can be avoided with preventative care such as these routine screenings.
CVS is taking this opportunity to show its outward support for the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement and urges customers to make a small donation to the study of cardiovascular research. The Go Red For Women movement and CVS’s promotion share the same purpose; to show Americans that with routine care and awareness, the state of this problem can be improved immensely.
The only requirement of a free screening is to present this voucher, which you can simply register for here. Bring in a printed version or download one straight to your mobile phone, and head to a registration kiosk at a MinuteClinic near you. Take advantage of CVS’s good deed! Check up on your heart health while this free offer still stands.