Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island to Hold Blood Pressure Screening Event

(Providence, RI, 8.27.2010)

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) will sponsor a free blood pressure screening event on Thursday, September 2. The screenings will take place at the Rhode Island Free Clinic, 655 Broad Street, Providence, RI from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. All members of the public are invited to participate.

An estimated one in four American adults has high blood pressure (hypertension). Hypertension is referred to as a silent disease because it often has no signs or symptoms, and many people do not realize they have it. If left untreated, hypertension can lead to a heart attack, stroke, or kidney failure.

Rhode Islanders interested in learning their blood pressure are encouraged to visit the BCBSRI blood pressure screening event for a five-minute blood pressure test.

As schedules are subject to change, please visit Community Events Calendar on for updates.

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is the state's leading health insurer and covers more than 600,000 members. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

To show you the right information, please indicate how many employees your business has.
Fewer than 50 employees
50 or more employees