heart health

It seems like as soon as Christmas is over, heart-themed decorations and heart-shaped boxes of candy appear on store shelves everywhere in preparation of Valentine’s Day on February 14. Rather than simply stuffing us all full of those delicious little chalk-like candy hearts this year, CVS is also celebrating the heart-themed Valentine’s season by helping customers keep on top of their heart health. Throughout the month of February, CVS is offering free heart health screenings at CVS Minute Clinics across the nation to make this Heart Month even more meaningful.

CVS Minute Clinics are offering free “Know Your Numbers” heart health screenings on Thursdays throughout this month. No appointment is necessary. The screenings will inform CVS Minute Clinic customers of how they stand with five of the most important factors which affect heart health: total cholesterol, HDL, or “good” cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, and body mass index.

“Nearly half of adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure, which puts people at increased risk for major health problems including heart attack and stroke,” said Lisa Bisaccia, Chief Human Resources Officer, CVS Health, and national volunteer chair for Go Red for Women. “Partnering with world-class organizations like the American Heart Association builds on our enterprise-wide efforts to prevent and manage chronic conditions like heart disease.”

CVS will also offer customers the opportunity to donate $1, $3, or larger donation to the American Heart Association at checkout throughout February. The funds raised will go towards life-saving cardiovascular research and educational programs intended to inform Americans about the importance of heart health.

CVS customers interested in a free heart screening can visit any CVS Minute Clinic and present a completed voucher found online at www.cvshealth.com/GoRed. Free heart health screenings will be offered on Thursdays in February at CVS Minute Clinics. MinuteClinic locations can be found inside select CVS Pharmacy and Target stores in 33 states and the District of Columbia.