Free Blood Pressure Clinics Being Offered on Campus
The Public Health Promotion Center (PHPC) at UMass Amherst, in collaboration with students from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, will host a series of 10 free blood pressure clinics during the fall semester.
The blood pressure clinics start on Oct. 3 at University Health Services Room 302. The clinics are free, no insurance is required, no appointments are necessary and results are confidential and not shared with anyone.
Regular blood pressure screening is important to overall health as most individuals do not have symptoms of high blood pressure. Monitoring blood pressure can alert you to a risk for a heart attack or a stroke.
This is part of the Okanagan Wellbeing Collective as a Health Promoting University and UMass Amherst’s commitment to creating, cultivating, and sustaining healthy people, places and planet.
The schedule for the fall semester consists of:
- Oct. 3: University Health Services Conference Room 302, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- Oct. 3: Physical Plant Room 243, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
- Oct. 31: Campus Center Blue Wall, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- Oct. 31, Dickinson Hall Room 10, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
- Nov. 7: Dickinson Hall Room 10, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- Nov. 7: University Health Services Conference Room 302, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
- Nov. 14: Physical Plant Room 201, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- Nov. 14: Hampshire Dining Hall, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
- Dec. 5: Berkshire House Room 215, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- Dec. 5: Worcester Dining Hall, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.