Low-cost cholesterol screenings offered at Trumbull/Monroe Health District this summer

The Trumbull Monroe Health District (TMHD) will continue to offer low-cost cholesterol screenings this summer. All clinics will take place at the TMHD offices, 2 Corporate Drive, Suite 116, Trumbull. Fasting is required. The cost for the screening is $25.00, cash and check are accepted. Appointments are required. Schedule your appointment today by calling TMHD at 203-452-5195.

Low-cost cholesterol screenings are scheduled for:

•Wednesday, Aug. 6, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

•Thursday, Aug. 7, 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

•Wednesday, Sept. 3, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

•Thursday, Sept. 4, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

This simple blood test offered at TMHD will provide you with your cholesterol levels within minutes. TMHD public health nurse will review the results and provide steps that you can take to prevent, or reduce, high cholesterol levels during the same appointment.

The lipid profile screening offered includes total, LDL and HDL cholesterol levels, blood sugar and triglyceride levels.

It is recommended that cholesterol levels should be checked at least once every five years for everyone over the age of 20.

You should consider having your cholesterol checked if you:

•Are a male, 45 years or older.

•Are a female, 55 years or older.

•Have a family history of early heart disease.

•Have a history of hypertension.

•Have a history of low HDL cholesterol (<40 mg/dl)

•Smoke or chew tobacco.

Call TMHD at 203-452-5195 to schedule an appointment or for more information.