Hy-Vee will provide free heart health screenings throughout its eight-state region during the month of September.

Hy-Vee dietitians working out of Hy-Vee Healthy You Mobiles will offer the free heart health screenings to customers at more than 130 Hy-Vee stores, including three of the four stores in Rochester. Appointments will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

A heart health 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.

Screening times at the Rochester Hy-Vee stores include:

  • Hy-Vee Crossroads, 500 Crossroads Drive SW, 7 to 11 a.m. Sept. 3.
  • Hy-Vee 37th Street, 500 37th St. SW, 7 to 11 a.m. Sept. 4.
  • Hy-Vee West Circle, 4221 West Circle Drive NW, 7 to 11 a.m. Sept. 6.

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