At Jobst Vascular Institute, we are committed to the overall health and well-being of the community. One of the ways we demonstrate this commitment is through the free vascular screenings that we offer every month. If you are 65 or older, you automatically qualify for a free screening. If you are not yet 65, you can still qualify for a free screening if you have a history of diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, or a family history of vascular disease.
The screenings include the following tests:
- Carotid Scan: this is a painless ultrasound test that helps identify the risk of stroke.
- Aortic Scan: this is a painless ultrasound test that detects potentially fatal abdominal aneurysms.
- PAD Testing: this is a painless measurement of circulation to your legs that detects peripheral arterial disease
To make an appointment for your vascular screening, or to ask if you qualify for a free screening, just call 419-291-2080.
Frequently Asked Questions about Vascular Screenings
Do I need an appointment for the free screenings at Jobst Vascular Institute?
Yes, making an appointment will minimize your wait for the screenings. Please call 419-291-2080 to schedule an appointment time.
Should I take my medicine before I arrive?
Yes, take any prescribed medication that you normally take. Your medication will not affect your screenings.
Can I eat before these screenings?
Yes, you may eat a light breakfast or lunch before you arrive for the screening. However, if additional testing is required by your family physician, you may be asked to follow different guidelines.
I'm not 50 years old yet, but I have a history of one or more vascular problems (diabetes, smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, family history of vascular disease). Can I still have the free screenings performed?
Absolutely. Although the risk of vascular disease does increase with age, the risk is also higher for those with a history of or high risk for vascular problems. We will gladly screen you under these circumstances.
Is there anything else I need to know about the screening?
Please wear loose-fitting clothes so that the technician has easy access to your neck, stomach, and lower legs.