Heart Health


Heart disease is the #1 killer of adults in Gaston County. It affects adults of all ages and economic levels.

Cardiovascular risk factors that you can change:

  • High Cholesterol

  • Hypertension

  • Diabetes

  • Smoking

  • Lack of regular exercise

  • Stress


Helping People in Gaston County

The Heart Society is working to make a difference in Gaston County through 3 program areas:

  • Medication Assistance

  • Cholesterol & Blood Pressure Screenings

  • Heart Health Education


Medication Assistance

The Medication Assistance Program provides heart medication to clients who are unable to afford their prescriptions. Medication is provided through local drug stores and the drug companies’ Indigent Drug Programs.


Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Screenings

Total and HDL Cholesterol Screenings are offered at various locations using a portable analyzer. Screenings are held on-site for local organizations and at the Heart Society office. Results and counseling are given at the time of the screening. Participants are charged a nominal, cost recovery fee for the supplies used.


Heart Health Education

The Cardiovascular Health Education program addresses modifiable risk factors such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure, obesity, smoking and a sedentary lifestyle. We provide programs for adults and youth through schools, church groups, civic organizations and businesses.

PO Box 446, Gastonia, NC 28053 Phone: 704-865-1214

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