The deadline for signing up for this free lifesaving diagnostic testing is Tuesday, February 12th. If you child is active is sports please consider making them an appointment.
Bakersfield High School is taking an extra step to protect your child by
providing cardiovascular testing for students aged 12-19 on school
grounds on 02/17
Sudden Cardiac Arrest is caused by an abnormality in the heart's
electrical system or structure that abruptly stops the heartbeat. It is
the leading cause of death on school campuses. According to the American
Heart Association, every 3 days a young athlete dies from Sudden
Cardiac Arrest in the US. In 80% of the cases, there are no warning
signs or symptoms leading up to a cardiac arrest.
CAPPO Health will perform EKGs and echocardiograms to detect heart
conditions that can put your child at risk and vascular ultrasounds to
identify vascular conditions common to athletes (such as blood clots).
All tests are non-invasive, and the privacy of your child is maintained.
To learn more and register for the testing, please visit:
Once have chosen your appointment time, please visit:
www.cappohealth.com and click on "HS Registration" at the top of the
page to complete your registration paperwork.
There are no upfront costs for this testing. CAPPO Health will bill your
health insurance, accepting what your carrier deems usual and
customary. As required by law, CAPPO will bill for any deductible or
co-insurance owed, if applicable. There are a number of circumstances
that would waive any balance due for this testing (including saving for
college). Please be aware that if you have an HSA, FSA, or HRA account,
funds may automatically be deducted if a balance is due. We encourage
you to call us at (833) 244-5700 to verify your benefits or to answer
any questions you have about the billing process.