Free biometric screenings at Hy-Vee

Woman getting her blood pressure checked by a nurse. (Cropped Photo: Jen Rynda / CC BY 2.0)

In honor of Heart Health Month, Hy-Vee, Inc. has partnered with multiple companies and organizations to provide 3,000 free biometric screenings throughout its eight-state region during the month of February. Hy-Vee dietitians working out of Hy-Vee Healthy You Mobiles will offer the free biometric screenings to customers at 164 Hy-Vee stores. Appointments will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

A biometric screening is a combination of measurements and readings about certain health factors that may help in identifying potential risk factors for chronic diseases or conditions, like heart disease, hypertension or diabetes. The dietitians will collect a blood sample from a finger prick that will be used to determine cholesterol levels, triglycerides and glucose levels. They will also take resting blood pressure, measurements of height, weight and waist, and will calculate body mass index.

The entire screening process typically takes 15 to 20 minutes and all results will be reviewed and received during the screening.

Each person who receives a screening will be given a Heart Health giveaway bag that includes samples, coupons and educational materials.

To find local screening dates and locations, click here.