Blood Pressure Clinics

The Health Department offers  Blood Pressure Clinics for residents. Services include:
  • Blood pressure check and monitoring
  • Review medications with a nurse
  • Have your blood pressure questions answered
  • Learn about heart-healthy lifestyle practices
  • Tips for managing high blood pressure at home
Prepare for your blood pressure check by following a few simple steps.
  • Do not exercise, drink coffee, or smoke cigarettes for 30 minutes before the test.
  • Go to the bathroom before the test.
  • For at least 5 minutes before the test, sit in a chair and relax.
  • Make sure your feet are flat on the floor.
  • Do not talk while you are relaxing or during the test.
  • Uncover your arm for the cuff.
  • Rest your arm on a table so it is supported and at the level of your heart.

Measure your blood pressure regularly to help your health care team diagnose any health problems early. You and your health care team can take steps to control your blood pressure if it is too high.

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