High Cholesterol and Need A Refill or Treatment with a Statin? Do it online with Lemonaid Health!
Lemonaid Health recently created a new high cholesterol service that allows Americans to get tested for high cholesterol. If medically appropriate, we can provide prescription medicine to treat and decrease a person’s risk of heart attack and stroke. For as little as $200 a year (less than a dollar per day), Americans at risk can get lab work, doctor interpretation of the labs and a year prescription of statin medicine should it be necessary. For those who need a statin refill, this can also be provided as long as it is safe and appropriate. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and controlling cholesterol is simply one way to decrease that risk. Common statin medicines include lovastatin (Mevacor), simvastatin (Zocor), atorvastatin (Lipitor), and rosuvastatin (Crestor).
Using the most up-to-date medical guidelines
An individual’s risk for future heart attack can be estimated by using a 10 year risk calculator as recommended by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.
To use our service and to determine your risk of heart disease, having an accurate blood pressure reading is important. A blood pressure reading taken at your doctor’s office or via a FDA validated blood pressure machine (higi kiosk or Pursuant Health) is most helpful.
Other factors individuals can do to decrease that risk further includes controlling high blood pressure, quitting smoking, and controlling blood sugars for patients with diabetes.
Affordable statin medicines
For those patients without health insurance or medication drug coverage, an affordable statin medicine is the generic Lipitor or atorvastatin 10 mg which costs less than $30 for a 3 month supply at Costco pharmacies and others. Find the cash price of medicines at GoodRx.com or Blink Health.
Patients who already have diabetes, heart disease, or stroke should be on a statin medicine regardless of their cholesterol level to decrease risk of future problems.
Currently the cholesterol service is available on the web (chrome browser works best), on iTunes, and Google play and only in the states of Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Washington. Other states and services coming soon.
Stay tuned! Feedback welcome.
Learn more by reading our FAQs on this service.