Would you like to know if you have a healthy blood pressure? Come to the Scheveningen or Leidschenveen-Ypenburg district offices and check your blood pressure for free. This is possible from 14 to 25 January 2019.
The free blood pressure check is a trial project by the Dutch Heart Foundation. The municipality is working together on this initiative. You can also have your blood pressure checked at the Central Library and at the BENU Apotheek in the Laakkwartier.
How does it work
It is easy to measure your blood pressure. Each location has a clear explanation in text and images. A health care professional will also be present. During the check you will get information about your blood pressure readings. You will get tips on what you can do to monitor your blood pressure, such as increasing your activity, losing weight and eating less salt.
Where and when
You can visit 2 different city district offices from 14 to 25 January 2019.
- Scheveningen: Monday to Friday from 8.30 to 12.30 hrs.
- Leidschenveen-Ypenburg: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 8.30 to 12.30 hrs. and Wednesday from 12.00 to 16.00 hrs.
Approximately 1/3 of all heart attacks and strokes are due to high blood pressure. About 1 in 3 adults in the Netherlands has high blood pressure. High blood pressure does not always lead to symptoms. The Dutch Heart Foundation wants people to find out in time if their blood pressure is too high. More information about high blood pressure can be found on the website of the Hartstichting.