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Life Line Screening

4.6 Stars (181 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.


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


  • 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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Source: Life Line Screening

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
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 Process, Source: Life Line Screening

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.


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

181 Life Line Screening Reviews

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5 Stars

September 14 2023 9:35AM

I'm a repeat Life Line customer. I had my third screening done. We showed up there, we had already pre-assigned to show up that day we said we were there. My wife and I waited our turn, and they proceeded to start doing the procedure. They did her first, and then I waited but it didn't take long. They were thorough and we were done. It was easy. I actually had some information immediately about my cholesterol level, and I had to wait for the other.

I've had three strokes and one heart attack and I have certain primary arteries that are 100% blocked. In fact, Life Line told me there were partial blocks before. When I informed my doctor, they didn't do anything about it. So now, they're 100% blocked. One of my carotids is 100% blocked. So, it triggered me to have a significant stroke because of that. But that was a plus and we liked them and we used them and I provided the information to both my cardiologists. I'm now going to an arterial surgeon.

I have very high cholesterol. When I was at Life Line, it was down to 177 for my total cholesterol, which is the lowest it's ever been, and the LDLs were 107, which is the lowest they've ever been. I've since done something. I do my own research, and then I try things, and then I find out what the results are. Now, there's nothing I can do for the carotid arteries blocked. The left side is 45 to 50% blocked. So, I'm making Life Line monitor it closely. I find it to be a good investment. I recommend Life Line to everybody.

Jack L.
West Palm Beach, FL
5 Stars

September 11 2023 7:25AM

Life Line Screening does some things that my regular doctor doesn't do on a regular basis, and it's fairly cheap to get it done. Also, it helps me gauge where my health's at. It's well worth the money.

The facility was fairly close. I could've walk there for five minutes. Everybody was professional and quick. I had to wait a few minutes. But when my turn came, I went up and went through the procedure and I was out of there in less than half an hour.

As far as the types of screening, I got the whole caboodle. It had checking the flow to my feet and for aneurysms. They do a lot of stuff. I got one result that made me change my lifestyle. I realized I was drinking too much. So, I stopped drinking. I had an elevated creatinine score which was not good.

Glenn E.
Beaverton, OR
5 Stars

September 09 2023 11:20AM

Life Line did a screening for my plaque buildup in the arteries. They also checked the blood flow in my ankles. I'll be 70 in the spring and I was concerned about plaque buildup in my arteries and then the heart. I got a letter from Farm Bureau saying they were doing the screenings, and they were reasonable. So, it started out with just intentions of doing one or two and now I ended up doing five. The technicians were great. They are people persons. They know what they are doing. As far as the notes and all and the results of the screens, they seem to hold true from one year to the next. I've got a slight buildup in one artery in the heart, and the other one is clear. One is mild and one has nothing at all. The Aorta and the bottom of the stomach are like .35 and they told me that I need to keep track of that.

I've got confidence in what Life Line did. I took my doctor the results last year and she changed my blood pressure medicine. So, I had blood work on Monday and went back to see her yesterday, but I forgot to take them in. I'm gonna make a copy of everything that they got for my blood screen. They were consistent with what I had the year before.

Richard K.
Lebanon, KY
5 Stars

September 04 2023 2:09AM

My doctor had retired, and I didn't have a current physician. So, it seemed like a good opportunity to get some things checked out. I had a good impression of Life Line Screening.

Working with the techs was seamless. There's a person there where you register beforehand. When you show up, they check you in. Then there are different people that do the different tests. They're all very professional. Everything was explained ahead of time.

It's the third time I've done some screening with Life Line. The only thing that they should put into the bundle would be cholesterol check. They have it, but it's an additional fee over and above the package price for the five tests.

The results were very informational. It keeps me on top of a situation that I have. So, I know whether it's getting worse or not. It gives me a little peace of mind knowing that currently things are okay. My last test tells me that I've got additional issues that I need to pay attention to. So, it's well worth it.

David N.
Mishawaka, IN
1 Star

August 31 2023 8:01PM

When I called, they sold me the service with many "discounts" and they told me if I get my wife signed up I will get more discounts, they told me that I can pay everything on front and get the monthly subscription and I will apply for an extra discount, everything sounds very good.

Even they told me to get the subscription just for the discounts and cancel the following month, presently they still charging to my card two people subscriptions for three consecutive months even when I call two times to cancel the subscription, know they just canceled but I will receive a final bill of $160 because I'm canceling the subscription early.... really???, feel robbed and tricked.

Javier M.
2 Stars

August 28 2023 8:40PM

I called to sign up for $149 package and then the woman told me she was adding $18 more for a doctor to look at the results. BIG LETTERS.... $149. Then she wants to add $18 more. She said it was in the letter, but I couldn't find it, the copy must be awfully small.

I told her my results would be read by my doctor but she still insisted on adding another $18. Told her to forget it. These people are unethical and not transparent.

Doylestown, PA
5 Stars

August 01 2023 4:09AM

I'm recovering from a fractured spine and getting around was a problem. Life Line Screening accommodated me with a comfortable place to sit and would move me to the next station with a chair to sit in. I can't stand and wait in lines, but the day we went, we hit it at just the right time. There wasn't much of a crowd there. My experience was simple and pleasant.

John S.
Hardy, VA
5 Stars

July 31 2023 11:05AM

The Life Line Screening technicians were all great. Everybody was friendly, thorough and informative and I was very pleased.

The screening didn't take very long. I had several different things done. I had the basic plus the cholesterol and they included the carotid artery test. One of the results was the abdominal carotid. That had a little problem and I was really glad I saw it. The results gave me more confidence about my health.

Sharon M.
Pilot, VA
5 Stars

July 16 2023 11:47AM

I've been going with Life Line Screening for a few years. My experience has been nice. The staff was pleasant and I don't have any complaints. The techs are great. The results were very good. It is very helpful for my primary doctor. The Life Line screening is a great thing to have.

James M.
Richmond, VA
5 Stars

July 13 2023 1:26AM

I've been with Life Line Screening before and they do a good job and the price is right. I'm comfortable with the technicians. They're professional.

Ralph E.
Poplar Grove, IL