Mobile Screening Services from Bryan Health will be offered at Jefferson Community Health & Life’s Outpatient Services Area on Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The screenings are available on a private-pay basis only. Those coming for screenings will use the Oupatient/Emergency entrance.
Several types of screening are available. Atrial fibrillation screening is available for all ages. Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart arrhythmia, affecting 2.7 million Americans. The cost of this screening is $10.
The other three screenings offered are available to those who are 65 or older, or age 55 with certain personal risk factors or family history. Please discuss your eligibility with the scheduler when you call to make an appointment. Screenings available based on age or risk include:
- Peripheral Arterial Disease screening – A painless, non-invasive test called the anklebrachial index (ABI) compares the blood pressure in the ankles to the blood pressure in the arms to determine how well the blood is flowing. Cost– $20.
- Abdominal Aortic Ultrasound screening – This painless, non-invasive screening detects the presence of an aneurysm in the abdominal aorta (four hour fast required.) Cost – $40.
- Carotid Artery Ultrasound screening – This painless, non-invasive screening detects plaque deposits in the carotid arteries. These plaque deposits are a leading risk factor for stroke. Cost – $40.
Appointments for any of the screenings may be made by calling Erin at 402-729-6889. Call any time and please leave a message including your name, number we can reach you at, and type of screening you would like to have an appointment for.