Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island to Offer Free Blood Pressure Screenings

(Providence, RI, 5.29.2009)

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) will hold two free blood pressure screenings in June. The screenings will be held: 

  • Wednesday, June 17 at John Hope Settlement House,

    7 Thomas P. Whitten Way in Providence, from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

  • Thursday, June 25 at The Salvation Army,

    102 High Street in Pawtucket, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is referred to as a silent disease because it often has no signs or symptoms, and many people don't realize they have it. If left untreated, hypertension can lead to a heart attack, stroke, or kidney failure. To find out your blood pressure, visit one of the BCBSRI blood pressure screening events for a five-minute blood pressure test.

All members of the public are invited to participate. 

As schedules are subject to change, please visit our Community Wellness Events Calendar 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.

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