Play Smart Youth Heart Screenings

Free heart screenings for youth ages 12-18

Chances are, your child’s heart is healthy. But, a small percentage of young people have hidden heart defects that put their lives at risk – especially during physical exertion.

Since 2012, we have provided over 30,000 free heart screenings by checking a simple, painless cardiac test - an electrocardiogram. We have diagnosed hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, long QT syndrome, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome and many other conditions that can be treated or monitored.

Play Smart Youth Heart Screenings includes:

·     Electrocardiogram (EKG)

·     Blood pressure check

·     Height and weight check

·     Echocardiogram, if needed

APPOINTMENT REQUIRED: 503-216-6800 or visit

We are proud to partner with Portland Public Schools, Portland Parks and Recreation, the Timbers Academy and the hundreds of donors whose generosity keeps this program free to the youth in our communities. Click here to see our schedule.

Screenings available at the following locations:

  • Basecamp @ Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

  • Basecamp/Heart Services @ Providence Portland Medical Center

  • Various schools within Oregon/SW Washington (see website for details)