Heart Institute

785-625-4699 or 888-625-4699
2nd Floor Bickle Family Tower
2220 Canterbury Drive
Hays, KS 67601 | Directions

Cardiovascular Screening

Screenings require physician’s order.

Hays Screenings: Call your provider’s office or log on to the patient portal and send a message to obtain an order. Once you have an order you can call 785-623-6565 or Toll Free 877-709-9886 or go online at

Atrial fibrillation, carotid artery disease, peripheral arterial disease and aortic aneurysms are probably the four most common vascular diseases that afflict Americans and are certainly the ones that produce the most potential for death and disability.

Early Detection is Vital

In most cases, with early detection, vascular disease can be treated effectively. There are several simple screening tests that detect these problems, all of which are non-invasive and painless.

The tests include:

Atrial Fibrillation – Checks for cardiac arrhythmias (Test available in Hays only)

Peripheral Arterial Disease – checks for your risk of having blockages in the leg arteries

Stroke Scan – uses the carotid ultrasound with doppler to look inside the carotid arteries to detect early signs of plaque build-up.

Aortic Aneurysm Scanlooks for abdominal aortic aneurysm. Aneurysm or ballooning of the artery wall may cause the artery to burst.

Fitness Center

The Center for Health Improvement has a mission To Help People Get Well Sooner and Stay Well Longer in doing so making Hays the healthiest rural community in America. Our medical fitness center integrates traditional medical treatment with fitness, disease prevention and health education allowing each individual to achieve lifelong wellness. We are committed to life improvements through lifestyle change. We believe in an orchestration of care that covers all aspects of health and wellness. Learn More…

Dietary Consultations

Registered Dietitians are available for dietary consultations at The Center for Health Improvement. Dietary Coaching can help you:

Manage Weight

Nutrition for specialized conditions

Improve overall general health

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Cardiopulmonary Rehab

Cardiac Rehabilitation is a cardiovascular risk reduction program of exercise and education. Your doctor will likely recommend joining a cardiac rehab program to help you return to better health after you’ve had a heart attack or medical procedure. The goals of cardiac rehabilitation include improving muscular and cardiovascular endurance as well as receiving education regarding reducing the risk of developing future heart problems. Learn More…