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Life Line Screening

4.6 Stars (203 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

203 Life Line Screening Reviews

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5 Stars

March 29 2024 5:17AM

The screening process with Life Line wasn't too bad and their technicians were very good. The result was how I expected it to be and it was valuable.

Dave F.
Shipshewana, IN
5 Stars

March 23 2024 9:16AM

The Life Line Screening technicians were very polite. They explained what they were going to do at the station. They asked if I had questions. I was very comfortable through the process. For $477, they did my feet, carotid artery, and EKG. They told me to take the results to my doctor, so I did. I'm gonna have an ultrasound on my one carotid artery from what they told me. I'm glad I had it done.

Maureen H.
Howell, MI
5 Stars

March 18 2024 4:02AM

Life Line Screening was very good. In fact, a test showed that I had a 70% blockage in my left carotid artery, which I'll have to go in for surgery next Friday to have it cleaned out. So, that was positive. The screening techs were informative, very polite, and professional. Life Line's facilities were plenty comfortable while we're going through the test.

Buddy F.
Olathe, KS
4 Stars

March 17 2024 9:50AM

The screening with Life Line was fine. One of their machines was broken. They were supposed to give us some money back off the credit card. They never did. But other than that, it was fine. It's something that I want to have done, especially for the carotid artery. I got my results and I have talked to my doctors. Doctors don't order these tests. So, Life Line is the best way to get them.

Carol D.
Battle Creek, MI
5 Stars

March 17 2024 5:20AM

I was coming up for my annual physical with my doctor and Life Line Screening came up and I went to it. Everything was good except one thing in the cholesterol department. They indicated in the heart area that I have cholesterol and my arteries are partially blocked and I have to deal with that and I'm going to do that. So, I went on to the doctor and we had images and did all these things and I'm on a program to reduce my cholesterol and protect my heart. Their tests verified what the Life Line test did.

The screening process was very pleasant. It was in a church meeting room. It was cool in there and I had to take a shirt off, but the techs were all very pleasant and professional. I got the results promptly and I've made copies of it for my doctor. So, that helped his analysis and recommendations. I'm very glad that I heard about Life Line and I went and did it. I certainly recommend it. I recommended it to my brother and he has done that, too.

Leonard S.
San Diego, CA
5 Stars

February 25 2024 9:24AM

Over the years, I've had Life Line Screening do stuff at different times. The people were always nice. I could talk with them a little and ask them a couple of questions, and they were fine. I don't have any beef. They were always prompt. My appointment was at a certain time and I didn't have to wait. The quality of results is good. I had ultrasounds done last time, and it turned out to be not so good. Also, there was a warning on the one about my arteries going down to my legs and it said, "See your doctor." So, I gave the results to the VA and I have yet to hear anything specific about it. I'm completely satisfied with them. The screening is a good thing and the price they charge to me is reasonable.

William M.
Hale, MI
5 Stars

February 24 2024 8:15AM

The people at Life Line Screening were great. I had done a preventative screening before and I wanted to do it again to see if the readings were the same. They didn't turn out the same. Based on their results, it was a bad test on one particular test but I went to my doctor and they did the same test and it turned out it was not what they said. I don't know if it was off, but it wasn't as bad as what they were saying it was.

Earl W.
Scottsdale, AZ
5 Stars

February 22 2024 6:57AM

We walked in at Life Line Screening, and we signed in. The lady there was super sweet. We waited about 20 minutes and they called us back at separate times and they did the testing. Everybody was amazing, kind, and informative. We finished our screenings, my husband got blood taken, and then we left. I went through everything that was under the basic plan, and then Steve got the blood test and he got the testosterone and a little bit more on him. It was well worth it. Because of one of the results, we are seeing my husband's doctor next Friday. So, they were awesome. Everything was affordable. So, I liked that, too.

Diana H.
Winchester, VA
5 Stars

February 18 2024 5:59AM

It seems like a lot of people show up at the same time at Life Line Screening, but the gal that's taking care of everybody is really good at lining them out. It just seems a little hectic. The screening lasts for about 40 minutes. It goes quickly. I had my gallbladder taken out. So, I went in for an ultrasound before they did the gallbladder and they told me some things that I had wrong. When I had the ultrasound done by Life Line, the gal said, "Oh, yeah, everything's good." I told her about what they had seen on the other screening and she stopped and then redid it. They found the same thing. If I hadn't mentioned it, they wouldn't ever see it. They're in a hurry. Other than that, I'm satisfied. They do what you pay for. They do a good job. They give you the information you're looking for.

William O.
Cottonwood, AZ
2 Stars

February 16 2024 2:55PM

It was not worth it! The screening was not accurate at all and the females who did my screening were rude and did not have customer service/good bed side manner. I had been trying to cancel for months and they still keep taking out 19.98 a month out!! Not satisfied at all!!

Donna S.
Midland, TX