“I was excited to learn the MHA was launching a program to screen people in the community for cholesterol…and for free! How great is that! I had never had my cholesterol checked before using MHA’s service. I was almost positive that my cholesterol would be perfectly fine. I was wrong. While my results were not off the charts, they were not within the normal range. I was shocked. The screening results made me realize that I need to take better care of myself. I have kids and I want to be here for them long-term. For the first time in my life, I established primary care at RCMS and shared my screening results with Dr. Afsoon. She is such a wonderful doctor! Dr. Afsoon had me complete a blood panel for more detailed results. It was really cool to see that my results from MHA were almost identical to the results provided at RCMS. Since then I have been working on incorporating exercise into my daily life and making better food choices. This would have not happened if the cholesterol screenings were not available at MHA.”

– 32-year-old Female, Gualala resident

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