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Notices:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update and Visitation Restrictions

Visitation restrictions are in effect at all Med Center Health hospitals and Cal Turner Rehab & Specialty Care.

See Med Center Health’s response to COVID-19 on our Coronavirus Update page.

Vascular Screenings

Med Center Health offers three non-invasive, painless screenings that look for the most common vascular risks: Stroke, Aortic Aneurysm, and Lower Extremity Peripheral Arterial Disease.

The cost is $35 for each screening or all three screenings for $90. For members of The Medical Center’s Senior Health Network, The Women’s Center or Men’s Health Alliance programs, the cost is $80 for all three. Cash or check accepted. Screenings are not covered by insurance.

Carotid Ultrasound

  • Detects stroke risk.
  • Stroke is the third leading cause of death.
  • A screening scan of the carotid arteries in the neck will detect plaque build-up, which causes 33% of strokes. 

Abdominal Aortic Ultrasound

  •  Detects Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.
  • Tenth leading cause of death in males over the age of 55.
  • The vast majority of aneurysms cause no symptoms until rupture.
  • A painless scan of the abdomen is performed. 

Ankle/Brachial Index

  • Detects Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease.
  • Disease affects 20-30 million Americans, which may cause pain when walking
  • Severe cases eventually may lead to amputation.
  • A quick and painless test measures the blood flow in the legs to detect blockage in the arteries. 

A vascular technician with Med Center Health Heart, Lung & Vascular Surgeons performs the screenings and reviews all results immediately on-site. The results are then reviewed by a board-certified vascular surgeon, and a report is sent to you and your physician.

Who should undergo vascular screening tests? 

  • Over the age of 50 
  • Present or past smokers 
  • History of heart disease 
  • High blood pressure 
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity 
  • High Cholesterol 
  • Positive family history of strokes, aortic aneurysm, or heart disease 

How should I prepare? 

  • Avoid wearing turtlenecks or high collar sweaters for Carotid Ultrasound. 
  • Take nothing by mouth 4 – 8 hours before Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Ultrasound. 
  • Ankles and feet will need to be accessible for Peripheral Artery Ultrasound. 
  • Allow 10 to 15 minutes for each exam.

Med Center Health Vaccine Clinic Update

The Med Center Health Vaccine Clinic is now located in The Medical Center-WKU Health Sciences Complex located at 700 E. First Avenue on the campus of The Medical Center at Bowling Green. To schedule an appointment for the vaccine or booster shot, text the word COVID to 270-796-4400.

Learn more about the vaccine.

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