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

(Providence, RI, 9.13.2010)

As part of its continuing efforts to educate the public on the dangers of high blood pressure, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) will sponsor three free blood pressure screening events this month.

The free screenings will take place on the following dates:

  • Sunday, September 19 from noon to 2:00 p.m. at Farm Fresh Rhode Island, 67 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket.
  • Tuesday, September 21 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Farm Fresh Rhode Island, 719 Front Street, Woonsocket.
  • Tuesday, September 28 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Crossroads Rhode Island, 160 Broad Street, Providence.


An estimated one in four American adults has high blood pressure, also known as 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.

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