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Life Line Screening

4.6 Stars (213 Reviews)
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Updated: January 26, 2023
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Life Line Screening offers 27 affordable preventive health screenings to help people understand their risk for many chronic, debilitating diseases, including heart disease and stroke. We use a combination of ultrasound, limited EKG, finger-stick blood tests, and a take-home test. The company currently screens approximately 750,000 people each year, helping over 62,000 people identify non-symptomatic health risks in 2017 alone. Most of Life Line Screening’s biometric screenings are for people age 50 and over, or age 40 and over with risk factors*.

Editorial Breakdown

Screening Methods 4.5 Stars
Quick Results 4.3 Stars
Availability 4.9 Stars
Screening Variety 4.8 Stars

Overall Rating 4.6 Stars

Bottom Line

Life Line Screening conducts health screenings within communities at places like community and senior centers, places of worship, civic centers and some businesses. Get screenings for things like chronic kidney disease, cholesterol, atrial fibrillation and more.

Life Line Screening Review

Government research supports preventive health screenings to improve health outcomes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that over 100,000 lives could be saved each year if all U.S. citizens received preventive screenings. Similarly, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends specific annual health screenings for men and women over the age of 50, many of which are offered by Life Line Screening.

Since launching in 1993, Life Line Screening is committed to serving residents of the United States with preventive health screenings. Twenty years of studies confirmed the accuracy and validity of Life Line Screening’s preventive health screenings, including those from the University of Florida (1998) Cleveland Clinic (2002), and a report by the World Congress of the International Union of Angiology (2014). Life Line Screening has its own Scientific Advisory Network, comprised of physicians, surgeons, and professors of medicine and surgery who serve as research leaders and guides in the field of preventive health screenings.

Recently, Life Line Screening began serving Medicare beneficiaries with accessd to advance care planning services and annual wellness visits by licensed Nurse practitioners. Life Line Screening also offers in-home Lab home test kits.

Pros

  • Detects risk for chronic health conditions before symptoms appear, and while customers can take preventive action
  • Convenient, non-invasive, and affordable

Cons

  • Asymptomatic screening is not covered by private insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid

Since Life Line Screening serves between 50,000 and 60,000 consumers each month, the company assists medical research centers and universities by recruiting consumers for clinical trials. At this time, Life Line Screening has partnered with more than 60 clinical trials in the areas of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and osteoarthritis, among others.

How do Life Line Screenings Work?

Life Line conducts health screenings in locations like community and senior centers, places of worship, civic buildings and some businesses host screenings. These screening events go on all around the country, in 48 states.

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To find events near you, start by entering your ZIP code on Life Line Screening’s website, then click the Schedule a Screening button and provide your age, height, weight, and answer a few health risk-related questions. Choose from the list of recommended preventive health screening packages shown on the website. Finally, purchase your health screenings and schedule an appointment on the site or by calling Life Line’s toll-free number.

At your screening, fully certified ultrasound technologists complete the health screenings. Life Line Screening sends results within two to three weeks via U.S. Mail, but some may be available immediately. You may also receive recommendations for further testing with your doctor, depending on your health screening results. State-licensed, board-certified physicians review all screening results after processing in a laboratory certified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s CLIA regulations.

Available Tests from Life Line Screening

Life Line Screening preventive health screenings encompass five categories:

  • Heart Disease and Stroke
  • Liver, Kidney and Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Bone and Joint
  • Wellness Panels

Consumers can learn about each health screening within a category on Life Line Screening’s website, including information regarding risk factors for a disease, the effect on the body if a condition is left undetected, the body part screened for testing and the recommended age to have a health screening performed.

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Most Frequently Purchased Preventive Health Screenings
Screening Test Your Risk Factors
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Age 50+
Genetics, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, male gender, obesity, smoking
Atrial Fibrillation
Age 40+
Coronary artery disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, sleep apnea, smoking
Carotid Artery Disease
Age: 50+ or 40+ with at least two risk factors
Diabetes, family history, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, smoking
Chronic Kidney Disease
Age: 60+ or 50+ with risk factors
Diabetes, family history, genetics, high blood pressure, race/ethnicity
Colorectal Cancer
Age 45+
Inflammatory bowel disease, family history, low fiber diet, obesity, smoking
High Cholesterol/Lipid Panel
Age: Varies based on risk factors
Diabetes, family history, high-fat diet, high blood pressure, obesity, smoking
Osteoporosis
Age: 50+ or 40+ with risk factors
Low-calcium diet, physical inactivity, race/ethnicity, small frame, smoking
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Age: 50+
Diabetes, family history, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, smoking
Type 2 Diabetes
Age: 45+
Family history, high blood pressure, obesity, physical inactivity, race/ethnicity

How Much Do Life Line Screening Preventive Health Screenings Cost?

Most health screening packages start at $149. An example of a $149 health screening package is purchasing five health screenings, four to check for stroke and vascular disease with one test for osteoporosis. A $228 package might include those five health screenings plus a comprehensive health assessment to identify risk factors for six chronic conditions.

Another option is Life Line Screening’s Wellness Gold Membership for $19.95 per month. This membership includes six standard health screenings performed annually in addition to any other vascular screenings deemed necessary by Life Line Screening ultrasound technologists.

Wellness Gold Membership benefits include:

  • One-on-one nurse consultations
  • Laboratory analysis up to $100 annually
  • Two free carotid artery screenings
  • VIP status with priority customer service via phone and at screening events

Life Line Screening Customer Support

Customer support representatives at Life Line Screening by telephone Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The website has an information reference section access by clicking Help to see answers to over 40 commonly asked questions about screenings, screening results, payment and billing, disease information, and the company itself. Life Line’s site also provides direct links to the company’s social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube.

Life Line Screening Complaints

Life Line Screening has an “A+” rating from the Better Business Bureau. Accredited by the BBB since October 1996, the company has an overall rating from consumers of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Many of the complaints revolve around unwanted marketing via mail or telemarketing, and some had issues with appointments or billing and collections. Life Line Screening addressed each complaint to solve the problem to the consumer’s satisfaction. Reviews on Life Line’s Facebook page ranked the company 3.6 out of 5 stars with 387 reviews.

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Life Line Screening FAQ

  • How can Life Line Screening offer preventive health screenings at such a low cost?
    Life Line Screening partners with community organizations to offer health screenings, so the company doesn’t have the expense of clinics or offices around the country. Life Line can pass on the savings of having such low overhead to consumers.

  • How are Life Line Screening’s ultrasound technologists trained?
    All Life Line Screening ultrasound technologists complete formal ultrasound programs and clinical rotations. Some technicians also complete other specialized training.

  • How often should I get Life Line Screening’s preventive health tests?
    Consider your risk factors, such as family history of diseases, and previous health screening results to determine the frequency of testing. Many Life Line customers have health screenings completed every year at around the time they have their annual physical.

  • Can my doctor order preventive health screenings from Life Line?
    Most doctors will not order preventive health screenings based on risk factors alone because most insurance companies won’t authorize or pay for the screenings. However, you should show your doctor the results from your Life Line Screening test if it reveals a potential health problem. Your doctor can order further tests or treatment at that point, and insurance should cover the cost.

  • How detailed are Life Line Screening’s test results?
    Screening results let you know if you have a health condition, but do not determine the severity. If your results are outside the normal range, you should see your doctor for comprehensive testing.

Conclusion

Life Line Screening preventive health screenings are a convenient, non-invasive, and affordable way to identify risk for potential health issues even before you experience any symptoms. Understanding what your body is NOT telling you enables you to be proactive about your health and work with your doctor to put together an action plan to prevent disease.

To find out more about Life Line Screening, visit their website, or give them a call at (866) 894-1432.


*Risk factors include diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, smoking (past or present), a family history of stroke or heart disease

213 Life Line Screening Reviews

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4 Stars

June 27 2024 6:43AM

Six years ago, I had done Life Line screening in different areas, and my carotid artery was starting to fill up. It was minor but I thought it was time to check it out again when the advertisement came. So, I did. When I first called to make an appointment, they put pressure on me to take all the other tests. I think they meant well because the price did not change if I took fewer tests. I just wasn't concerned about the other tests. I didn't take the other tests because my husband's in AFib. I know what AFib is like, and I've done a lot of doctoring through my husband. So, I didn't think the other things were important enough for me to spend my time. I did the carotid and it was under-critical. They were very nice about it. They worked a bit to test whether they were hitting the right spot. I'm glad I did.

The first time I ever took a Life Line Screening, I took it to the doctor for my medical checkup and they didn't believe in it. So, this time, I had a doctor's appointment soon after. Different things showed up. Finally, I said, “I know that you, as the medical field, think we're wasting our money by taking these test but mine did show up.” I told her what it was and before I left, she said, “Could you bring those papers in?” She wasn't on duty the next day but the next time she was on duty, she was calling because she had a cardiologist appointment for me. So, I was thankful I did. I'm praying I won't have a stroke before.

The people that did the screening were very nice and helpful. I appreciated them. The screening took about 10 minutes. They were quick. The lady who was doing it for me had difficulty finding the spot. She called another lady in to take the test, and it was on the very side where my clogged artery was. At this point, I'm very thankful to have a cardiologist appointment. I'm not worried about it. I put it in God's hands, but I'm glad that we're going to be doing something about it.

Suetta B.
Middlebury, IN
5 Stars

June 19 2024 11:24AM

I had preventative screening done through Life Line about five years ago. We're in our 80s, and Pete would never go before. So this time, I signed up. But after I signed up and paid, I got another thing with more tests, and it was cheaper. So, I called and they were very kind to give me the credit and sign me up for the better deal. And then I told them I wanted to sign my husband up too and just told him he was going. It's a good thing we did go. They found that his carotid artery on the right was blocked badly. I don't know how they determined that, but it was a big heads-up. We went to the doctor. The doctor wasn't in that day. It was a Friday. They did call her and she ordered something with contrast, and we were referred right away to a doctor that takes care of that stuff.

He ran his test and did a CT scan thing with contrast. He said that he had to have that taken care of, and we were okay with that. So on the 10th, he'll go in for a carotid endarterectomy. He described it, showed it to us, and said, “It's like a pile of rocks in there.” They can't put a stent in because he wouldn't be able to expand it or he has to go in under two nerves and take them out, which is scary. But it was scarier thinking Pete was walking around like a little time bomb.

The Life Line screening techs were wonderful. And on Pete, the lady kept testing. She moved that thing around some more and looked at it. Then she had a wait for a minute and she did it again. Finally, she said, “I'll be right back.” She looked at it and she did it again. And then she turned around and was writing stuff. But on the top of the paper, it said, “Critical.” I thought, “Ugh.” She gave the paper to us and then said, “Wait a minute.” She downloaded the pictures they had taken and gave us a little thing to take to the doctor's office. She said, “I want you to take this right to your doctor or the emergency room within 24 hours.” So, that gets your attention. She was very calm and very reassuring. I felt they gave us all the information to take to the doctor. So, I was very pleased with the people and the testing.

Loretta P.
Chico, CA
5 Stars

May 30 2024 10:26AM

My experiences with Life Line were all great. I went to them a couple of times. I had preventative screening done before and I thought, "Well, I better get it done again," as I saw something on there that I didn't like. The techs were great. Because of the results, we went through more tests. If somebody's having problems, Life Line is a good thing to go to.

Barbara K.
Shawano, WI
5 Stars

May 28 2024 10:42AM

I had an excellent experience with Life Line Screening. A doctor recommended it and he wanted a baseline on my heart and it was convenient and affordable. Their techs were efficient. They were confident in themselves. So, I didn't have to worry about anything. They told me to lay there, I did it, and they did their thing and I did my thing and I walked out of there. The results were fine, and the doctors always appreciate it. Going with Life Line is doable. I've gotten Life Line Screening several people to do it because it's easy to not have to go into a doctor's office or to a hospital. You go someplace close to where you live. It takes 30 minutes depending on what kind of tests you do, and it's really affordable and convenient.

Dorcas L.
Chouteau, OK
5 Stars

May 16 2024 10:13AM

Life Line had a simple and easy process, and the team was nice and professional. I'm just now getting ready to have a second opinion with the hospital doing an ultrasound and following up with my primary doctor. I could refer Life Line.

Loren E.
Cimarron, CO
5 Stars

May 13 2024 1:52AM

I appreciate what Life Line has done for me. The people doing the tests were nice. The tests went well and it wasn't hectic at all. The lady there told me I have the insurance and they'd be taking $20 out a month. I got the tests for the bone density and the risk for heart attack. The screening gave me a good result. Like my family, I have high blood pressure, but they told me that's the only problem they saw, and that it wasn't too bad. The experience was life-changing. If I need it again, I would like to get it again.

Dillon P.
Fuquay Varina, NC
5 Stars

May 03 2024 4:10AM

Life Line's techs really knew what they were doing. They seemed to be very confident in letting me through everything fine. They even made me comfortable.

Walter T.
Okarche, OK
5 Stars

April 29 2024 2:09AM

My experience with Life Line went great. They did their job. They called me up almost immediately. There wasn't a lot of wait time, and they knew what they were doing because you come out of one place, go into another, and all the way till you get through. The techs were great. They talked to me. They let me know each step they were doing. The quality of the results are great, too. If you hadn't had a thorough check-up, then I would recommend the screening with Life Line because most doctors don't do this.

Kissiah J.
Asheboro, NC
5 Stars

April 22 2024 8:12AM

Life Line Screening is a valuable service for the reasonable cost and the short amount of time it takes. It's about a 45-minute process. In my particular case, they concentrated on the carotid artery areas, the left side and the right side of the neck, and the stomach area for aneurysms. It was a valuable experience. As far as the reps, I get an update through an email request saying that they're going to be holding a Life Line Screening in particular areas and they ask if I have an interest to sign up and to pick a time that works for me. It's lowkey in terms of them pushing it. And when I go in, they have a check-in process and I go grab a seat, and then they call me when they're ready.

Charles H.
Advance, NC
5 Stars

April 15 2024 12:35PM

The Life Line Screening techs were excellent. They were professional and quick, and my privacy was protected. The whole going in, checking in and getting the test done took about 20 minutes. I immediately called my doctor on one of the screening results and I went in for a hospital type screening. The results came back comparable. The screening with Life Line was a quick way to get a baseline to know where I needed to direct my doctor to investigate further.

Belinda C.
Blanchard, OK