Visiting Nurse & Hospice offers cholesterol screening

Wilton’s Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County will offer a cholesterol screening on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at its offices in Suite 114 of the Health and Wellness Center at i.Park, 761 Main Avenue (Route 7) on the Wilton/Norwalk town line. The screening is by appointment only and will be held from 8:30 until 11 a.m.

The screening includes total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides and glucose, as well as blood pressure and body mass calculation. A private health counseling session with a registered nurse will be provided. The screening involves a simple, finger-stick blood test and results will be available within 10 minutes. The cost is $25 payable by cash or check. Fasting for 12 hours prior to the test is suggested but not required.

High blood cholesterol affects over 65 million Americans. It can be a serious condition as it increases the risk for heart disease, For information, or to schedule an appointment, call 203-762-8958.