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KentuckyOne Health Expands Access to Preventive Health Screenings with Mobile Screening Program

Louisville, Ky. (May 7, 2015)—KentuckyOne Health, the largest and most comprehensive health system in the Commonwealth, is expanding access to preventive health screenings for Kentuckians through a new mobile screening program.

KentuckyOne Health Mobile Screenings will offer preventive health screenings at various locations throughout the state, providing yet another door through which consumers can access care through KentuckyOne Health.

“Through mobile screenings we can now expand cardiovascular and other health screenings throughout the Commonwealth, including areas that may have limited access to these tests,” said Alice Bridges, vice president for healthy communities, KentuckyOne Health. “A major goal of this program is to help people become more aware of their health status and encourage active involvement in proactively managing their health.”

Screening packages range from $179 to $347 and are designed to evaluate an individual’s risk of heart attack, stroke and cancer. Tests include:

Echocardiogram (ECHO)
Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)
Hardening of the Arteries Test (ASI)
Stroke/Carotid Artery Ultrasound
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Ultrasound
Peripheral Arterial Disease Test (PAD)
Know Your Numbers®
High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein Test (hs-CRP)
Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Test (TSH)
Testosterone Test
Prostate Specific Antigen Test (PSA)

The mobile screening unit is equipped with private exam rooms to ensure a personal and comfortable patient experience. Technicians use painless ultrasound technology to examine the patient’s heart and arteries to identify potential health risks. The whole screening process takes less than one hour to complete.

Board certified physicians examine all results and a complete report is available in approximately one week. Patients are also encouraged to take their report back to their primary care provider for follow up. Patients without a primary care provider will be encouraged to seek follow up with a KentuckyOne Health provider near them.  

To encourage patient participation, participants are responsible for the costs of the screenings. No Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance funding is involved. All participants will be provided with a detailed report of their screening results, which they can submit to their medical coverage provider for consideration of reimbursement.

“As a health system, we are committed to moving upstream to help people get healthy and stay well,” said Bridges. “Just like our Healthy Lifestyle Centers in Louisville, mobile screenings are another tool in our toolbox that supports our effort to build healthier communities and bring wellness, healing and hope to all.”

Mobile screenings are also available for partners of KentuckyOne Workplace Care, which serves more than 2,500 local and regional employers, positively impacting employee health, productivity and cost savings for employee populations.

“We recognize if you don’t live well you don’t work well,” said Shirley Kron, regional director, KentuckyOne Health Workplace Care. “Mobile screenings will allow us to bring services to the employer to help employees monitor their health and meet wellness goals.”

Detailed screening information, along with the dates and locations for KentuckyOne Health Mobile Screenings, is available at Kentuckyonehealth.org/screenings or by calling 1.855.721.TEST (8378).

KentuckyOne Health Mobile Screenings are provided by HealthFair, an American College of Radiology accredited health screening company, headquartered in Winter Park, Florida.

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Publish Date: 

Thursday, May 07, 2015