Carolinas HealthCare System is proud to bring awareness to Heart Health Month in February. This is a time for CHS teammates to show what is At the Heart of It All. Some of the factors that put you at risk for heart disease are preventable. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.

Screenings can detect early warning signs of heart disease.To support your own heart health, schedule a Know Your Numbers screening and lab results review at any one of seven CHS On-Site Care locations at no charge. Know Your Numbers screenings are available, at no charge to all teammates, regardless of benefits status.

Once you complete a Know Your Numbers screening, review the results carefully and know what the values mean. If you received your labs from CHS On-Site Care you can schedule a Lab Results Review with a CHS On-Site Care provider and earn the Health Coaching reward.

Events

Wear Red with all of CHS on Wednesday, February 8. Wear your best red attire or order a CHS Heart Health Shirt order a shirt.


2017 Cupid’s Cup 5K Run and One Mile Walk takes place on Saturday, February 11. CHS teammates can use the code livewell4hearts and receive a 10% discount on registration. 


CHS LiveWELL Total Health Events are being held all month long at a location near you.


Know Your Numbers screenings are available at all seven CHS On-Site Care locations. Screenings include a full lipid panel and A1C or glucose screening. Call 704-512-3971 for your appointment at CHS On-Site Care.


CHS LiveWELL Total Health Events

These events are designed to get you on your way to a healthy heart! Get your blood pressure checked, get measurements for the Healthy Weight Reward, complete your health survey, make an appointment for health coaching, speak to a Benefits, Retirement  or CarolinaCARE representative, and of course learn all about the 2017 CHS LiveWELL Incentive.

Note: Know Your Numbers screenings will not be conducted at these Total Health Events.

More About Total Health Events

Take Time Out for Prevention

Teammates  have a total of two hours of paid time, in 15-minute increments, at any time during the year, to complete routine preventive care. Learn how to log your time when using Time Out for Prevention. 

See the Preventive Care Guide for a recommended schedule of screenings for adults and children.

More tips for a healthy heart:

  • Move more
  • Prepare more meals that include more fruits, vegetables and healthier fats with the LiveWELL Cookbook
  • Take this assessment to learn about your cardiovascular health and steps to improve it (Source: American Heart Association)
  • Know and manage your blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure
    • Having diabetes more than doubles your risk of heart disease. Make sure you know if you are at risk for diabetes.
    • Know Your Numbers early. The CHS LiveWELL Incentive encourages teammates to participate in these screenings that can detect warning signs of heart disease
  • Take steps to avoid or stop tobacco use, with FREE assistance
  • Manage stress
  • Strive to maintain a healthy weight with these resources
  • Teammates who are on the health plan are encouraged to participate in the Healthy Weight Reward
  • Visit your primary care physician for preventive care. If you do not have a primary care physician, call the CHS Provider Referral Line at 704-355-7500 or 800-821-1535 or visit the Physician Directory