There’s no better time to take control of your health Hartford CC! February is American Heart Month and the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) is putting a spotlight on the impact that high blood cholesterol can have on the heart.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 1 in 3 adults in the United States has high blood cholesterol, a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke.
The CDC reminds residents that high blood cholesterol can be hard to detect, as it often shows no signs or symptoms. “Cholesterol should be checked starting early in life—even children and adolescents should have their cholesterol checked,” the CDC says.
Here are some health screening resources for Hartford CC residents, many of which offer services for free. We recommend you call ahead to assure the center is open and to find out the screenings available:
|Name||Location||Phone||Website||Hours Per Week|
|Community Health Services At Windsor||503 Windsor Ave, Windsor||860-249-9625||40|
|Community Health Services||500 Albany Ave, Hartford||860-808-8703||http://www.chshartford.org||45.5|
|Chc Of Hartford||76 New Britain Ave, Hartford||860-347-6971||www.chc1.com||50|
|Community Health Services, Inc.||500 Albany Ave, Hartford||860-249-9625||www.chshartford.org||49|
|Fchc Mobile Health Services||94 Connecticut Blvd, East Hartford||860-610-6183||www.firstchc.org||45|
|First Choice Health Centers||94 Connecticut Blvd, East Hartford||860-528-1359||WWW.FIRSTCHC.ORG||63|
|First Choice@92 Connecticut Blvd||92 Connecticut Blvd, East Hartford||860-610-6129||www.firstchc.org||40|
|First Choice@809 Main Street||809 Main St, East Hartford||860-528-1359||www.firstchc.org||40|
|First Choice Health Centers||110 Connecticut Blvd, East Hartford||860-610-6157||WWW.FIRSTCHC.ORG||52|
|First Choice Health Centers||265 Ellington Rd, East Hartford||860-528-1359 x162||www.firstchc.org||49|
|Charter Oak Health Center||401 New Britain Ave, Hartford||860-241-0712||www.thecharteroak.org||42.5|
|House Of Bread||27 Chestnut St, Hartford||860-724-1061||www.thecharteroak.org||8|
|Ywca Of The Hartford Region, Inc||135 Broad St, Hartford||860-525-1163||www.thecharteroak.org||2|
|Charter Oak Health Center, Inc.||21 Grand St, Hartford||860-550-7500||www.thecharteroak.org||79|
|Charter Oak Health Center Annex At 39 Grand Street||39 Grand St, Hartford||860-550-7500||www.thecharteroak.org||1|
|South Park Inn||75 Main St, Hartford||860-724-0071||www.thecharteroak.org||2|
|Open Hearth||437 Sheldon St, Hartford||860-525-3447||www.thecharteroak.org||7|
|Immaculate Conception Shelter||574 Park St, Hartford||860-724-4823||www.thecharteroak.org||3|
|St. Elizabeth House-Mercyhousing||118 Main St, Hartford||860-560-4100||www.thecharteroak.org||13|
|A.I. Prince Technical School||500 Brookfield St, Hartford||860-951-7112||www.thecharteroak.org||40|
|Wheeler Family Health And Wellness Center - 49||49 Woodland St, Hartford||860-793-3500||www.wheelerclinic.org||50|
|Hartford Family Health & Wellness Center||43 Woodland St, Hartford||860-793-3500||www.wheelerclinic.org||54||Heal|
According to the CDC, cholesterol testing should be done:
- Once between ages 9 and 11 (before puberty)
- Once between ages 17 and 21 (after puberty)
- Every 4 to 6 years in adulthood
The CDC invites you to join the DHDSP throughout February and beyond by starting important conversations about your heart health. “Talk with your loved ones and health care team about how you can prevent and manage high blood cholesterol,” they say.
Prior to getting your cholesterol screening, take note of these five questions you should ask your doctor about your cholesterol.