Walgreens, Take Care Clinics offer free blood-pressure testing


DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and Take Care Clinics once again are offering free blood-pressure testing every day throughout the month in honor of National High Blood Pressure Education Month.

The announcement follows Walgreens' free blood-pressure testing in February as part of the Million Hearts Initiative, a national public and private sector collaboration aimed at preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years.

“Providing greater access to affordable services like blood pressure and other health testing can be one of the most important and effective ways to help prevent heart attacks, stroke and other conditions,” said Kermit Crawford, Walgreens president of pharmacy, health and wellness. “Our pharmacists are uniquely positioned to educate consumers about the importance of ‘knowing your numbers’ through blood-pressure testing, as well as other preventive steps people can take to manage their health. It’s one of the many ways we’re helping customers live well, stay well and get well.”

All health testing services include a pharmacist or nurse practitioner consultation. The full range of health testing services now is offered daily at more than 2,000 Walgreens stores in 36 states, with services having recently been expanded to select stores in Georgia and Tennessee. Appointments can be scheduled by visiting Walgreens.com/healthtests. Tests also are available on a walk-in basis.

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