CSFD Partners with SET for Community Clinical Care
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Colorado Springs, CO – The Colorado Springs Fire Department has partnered with SET to provide a free blood pressure check clinics located at City fire stations. Volunteer nurses and administrative assistants from SET will be performing blood pressure checks and heath care interviews during the clinic times. The first clinics will be on Tuesday May 1, 2012 from 10am to 12pm. The locations of the clinics are:
Fire Station #4 – 2280 Southgate Road, Colorado Springs, CO
Fire Station #8 – 3737 Airport Road, Colorado Springs, CO
Fire Station #11 – 3810 Jetwing Drive, Colorado Springs, CO
Ongoing blood pressure clinics will be offered every Tuesday from 10am to 12pm only at Fire Station #8 – 3737 Airport Road, Colorado Springs, CO.
About 1 in 3 U.S. adults—as estimated 68 million—have high blood pressure, which increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, leading causes of death in the United States. High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it often has no warning signs or symptoms, and many people don't realize they have it. That's why it's important to get your blood pressure checked regularly.
SET has been providing basic medical services and holistic health programs to uninsured, underinsured and low-income people without discrimination since 1990. This has been with the help of volunteer health care professionals. For more information on SET visit http://www.setofcs.org/.