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Kingsbrook Offers Free Hypertension Screenings Nov.15th


Dedicated to providing easy access to early prevention and detection services for the community, Kingsbrook will offer free hypertension screenings and education to visiting patients and guests on November 15th. Screenings will be conducted from 11:00am- 2:00pm in the Briger Lobby. After screenings and education, tours of the outpatient center, located in Suite 100, DMRI first floor on the main campus at 585 Schenectady Avenue between Winthrop Street & Rutland Road will be conducted upon request.

Kingsbrook’s free screenings provide access to detection efforts for the under and uninsured of the community. The screening program is part of the facility’s prevention agenda to improve access to quality care and early detection efforts. Hypertension is linked to myriad of other chronic health conditions such as stroke, heart attack, kidney & liver disease to name a few. Regional data shows that 26% of the Flatbush Brooklyn communities suffer from hypertension.

"Early detection is the best protection. Understanding the seriousness of hypertension is critical,” says Enid Dillard, Director of Marketing & Public Affairs. “Many members of our community are under or uninsured, so our free screening options are important to many residents."