Why CVS HealthHUB?
- One place for cholesterol screening & monitoring
- Prescription fills and refills at CVS Pharmacy®
- A professional care team that can offer support
- Better-for-you snacks & at-home cholesterol tests
Blood pressure checks and lipid tests at MinuteClinic®. Trusted advice from our pharmacy team. Supplements and smart snack choices that may help lower your cholesterol. It's all in one place: your neighborhood CVS® HealthHUB® location.
Your first stop for cholesterol care at CVS HealthHUB is a MinuteClinic visit. Open 7 days a week, including evenings and weekends.
Our MinuteClinic providers offer the following services for high cholesterol:
Here's how our cholesterol screening at MinuteClinic works:
Before your visit
Fasting is required for triglycerides measurement to be accurate. For the best results, do not have any food or drinks except water for 8 to 12 hours before the screening test.
During your visit
High cholesterol monitoring
If you've been diagnosed with high cholesterol, our MinuteClinic providers can help monitor your condition in between visits to your primary care provider.
Here's how our high cholesterol monitoring service works:
Did you know?
Nearly 1 in 3 American adults has high cholesterol.*
Some may be unaware because high cholesterol usually doesn't display visible symptoms. A screening test helps diagnose if you have cholesterol, so you can take steps to help treat and reduce it.
Who should be tested for high cholesterol and when?
Adults at average risk of developing coronary artery disease should have their cholesterol checked every 5 years, beginning at age 18.
More frequent testing may be needed if your initial test results are abnormal, if you already have coronary artery disease, you're taking cholesterol-lowering medications or you're at higher risk of coronary artery disease because you:
People with a history of heart attacks or strokes require regular cholesterol testing to monitor the effectiveness of their treatments.
What are some of the risk factors for high cholesterol?
Testing for high cholesterol is advised if you have certain risk factors, such as:
Having these factors can increase the risk of developing high cholesterol and may result in potential complications as a result.
What does a cholesterol screening measure?
A comprehensive cholesterol test is also called a lipid panel or lipid profile. The results of a lipid panel provide 4 measurements:
How do I read my cholesterol test results?*
Cholesterol is measured in milligrams (mg) of cholesterol per deciliter (dL) of blood.
Recommended cholesterol levels for adults
|Cholesterol test measurement||Cholesterol level milligrams per deciliter of blood|
|Total cholesterol||Below 200 milligrams per deciliter of blood|
|LDL||Below 100 milligrams per deciliter of blood|
|HDL||More than 40 milligrams per deciliter of blood in men and more than
50 milligrams per deciliter of blood in women
|Triglycerides||Below 150 milligrams per deciliter of blood|
Recommended cholesterol levels for adults
|Cholesterol test measurement||Total cholesterol|
|Cholesterol level milligrams per deciliter of blood||Below 200 milligrams per deciliter of blood|
|Cholesterol test measurement||LDL|
|Cholesterol level milligrams per deciliter of blood||Below 100 milligrams per deciliter of blood|
|Cholesterol test measurement||HDL|
|Cholesterol level milligrams per deciliter of blood||More than 40 milligrams per deciliter of blood in men and more than 50 milligrams per deciliter of blood in women|
|Cholesterol test measurement||Triglycerides|
|Cholesterol level milligrams per deciliter of blood||Below 150 milligrams per deciliter of blood|
If you receive a prescription from your MinuteClinic provider during your visit, you have the option of filling it and picking it up right at CVS Pharmacy®. Our dedicated pharmacy team is here to help and can answer any questions you may have about your medication.
From better-for-you snack options to at-home cholesterol tests and cholesterol support supplements, you can explore a wide range of products in store to help keep your cholesterol levels in check.
*FOR HEALTH SERVICES: Available in select stores. Services may vary. Prescriptions can be obtained at pharmacy of choice. Pharmacy services provided by CVS Pharmacy, Inc. Clinical services available at MinuteClinic®.
*FOR TESTING SERVICES: Results may not be available same day. Please note that additional charges apply for these tests. Visit our price list for these fees.
*FOR 1 in 3 AMERICANS CLAIM: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Cholesterol. Updated February 21, 2020. More information available at: https://www.cdc.gov/cholesterol/index.htm (Accessed April 21, 2020).
*FOR WHO SHOULD BE TESTED: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Cholesterol. Updated February 21, 2020. More information available at: https://www.cdc.gov/cholesterol/index.htm (Accessed April 21, 2020).
*FOR RECOMMENDED CHOLESTEROL LEVELS: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Cholesterol. Updated February 21, 2020. More information available at: https://www.cdc.gov/cholesterol/index.htm (Accessed April 21, 2020).