Health screenings set for August 2nd


The Switzerland County Health Department is again offering a free chronic disease screening.

Called “Life Line Screening”, this detects disease that cause heart attacks, stroke, and other serious conditions. The ultrasound looks inside the arteries for plaque buildup, and can identify any abnormalities that exist. The screenings consist of bone density; carotid artery; peripheral arterial disease, and abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Ultrasound screenings can help people avoid a stroke or other serious conditions like heart attack and aneurysms.

The screenings are offered by the Switzerland County Health Department to community members for free on Wednesday, August 2nd, at the Jack Sullivan Building of the Switzerland County Senior Citizens Center on Walnut Street in Vevay. The screenings will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day.

Preregistration is required, and may be done by calling Betty Lucas or Donna Faber at the health department: (812) 427-3220.

This screening is being furnished by a grant from the Health Department, and is free for all Switzerland County residents. There is funding for only 80 patients, so making an appointment early is vital.