Free heart screening for Clay County students this month

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. — Free heart screening for all students ages 10 to 22, regardless of school, sport, or level of play, will take place on Sat., June 15 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.


Clay County Fire Rescue and the Clay County Board of Commissioners have teamed up with Who We Play For to protect the young hearts of the Clay County community.

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“Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) claims the lives of thousands of seemingly healthy kids every year and is the leading cause of death for student-athletes,” CCFR said in a social media post promoting the program.” The standard sports physical only detects about 4 percent of underlying heart conditions.”

By undergoing an electrocardiogram (ECG), the detection of heart conditions increases by up to 95%, according to CCFR.

The ECG is painless, non-invasive, and only takes around five minutes to complete. To sign up for this free event, visit https://www.whoweplayfor.org/florida-clay.

This event will take place at the Clay County Health Department (1845 Town Center Blvd., Building 600, Fleming Island) in the Assembly Room.

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