Screening packages range from $179 to $347 and are designed to evaluate an individual’s risk of heart attack, stroke and cancer. Patients are responsible for the cost, since KentuckyOne is not accepting Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance funding to pay for it at the time of service, but patients can submit their final report findings to their health provider and insurer for consideration of reimbursement.
“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,” Alice Bridges, KentuckyOne’s vice president for healthy communities said in a press release. “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.”
Tests included in the exam are: echocardiogram; electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG); hardening of the arteries test; stroke/carotid artery ultrasound; abdominal aortic aneurysm ultrasound; peripheral arterial disease test; Know Your Numbers®; high sensitivity c-reactive protein test (hs-CRP); thyroid-stimulating hormone test; testosterone test; and prostate specific antigen test (PSA).
The screening unit has private exam rooms and the process takes less than an hour, according to the release. Technicians use painless ultrasound technology to examine the patient’s heart and arteries to identify potential health risks, and then board certified physicians examine all results before providing patients with the report. The process takes approximately one week. Patients are encouraged to take their report back to their primary health provider for follow-up.
Mobile screenings are also available for partners of KentuckyOne Workplace Care.
“Mobile screenings will allow us to bring services to the employer to help employees monitor their health and meet wellness goals,” Shirley Kron, regional director of KentuckyOne Health Workplace Care, said in the release.
More information, including dates and locations, is available at Kentuckyonehealth.org/screenings or -855-721-8378.