Did you know people have no way of knowing they have high cholesterol or high blood pressure without being tested? We encourage you to learn more about cholesterol, blood pressure, and heart health.

High cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. As your blood cholesterol rises, so does your risk of coronary heart disease. The good news is, you can control it by eating a heart healthy diet. You can also manage other risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure or diabetes.

Ringgold County Hospital (RCH) recognizes the importance of knowing and understanding your numbers. Free blood pressure and cholesterol screenings are being conducted at Ringgold County Hospital February 13-17 from 7:00 – 10:00 a.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis. You must be fasting to take part in these screenings. Your results will be sent directly to you and we encourage you to share a copy of your results with your primary health care practitioner.