Wellness Screenings

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In an effort to increase access to prevention services in the Mendonoma area, MHA strives to offer regular wellness screenings throughout the community to provide easy access to individualized health information like blood pressure readings. High blood pressure can lead to heart disease, strokes, and other serious health complications. Regular screenings can alert an at-risk individual to see a doctor. It is also important to know, and regularly check, what your “normal” numbers are so you can be aware of any harmful changes.
View the schedule below to find a screening location near you. MHA offers screening during the months of February, May, August and November. Schedules will be posted approximately one month in advance.
Additionally, we will be introducing free cholesterol screenings in early-2019 in correlation with the quarterly community blood pressure screenings.
At the bottom of this page, you will find some educational materials about high blood pressure.

Screening Schedule

Blood Pressure Screening

Sunday, February 3, 2019 | 9am–11am

Garcia Guild Breakfast — Manchester


Blood Pressure Screening

Monday, February 4, 2019 | 11am–1pm

Senior Lunch — Point Arena


Blood Pressure Screening

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | 11am–1pm

Senior Lunch — Gualala

Blood Pressure Screening

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 | 8am–10am

Point Arena High School


Blood Pressure Screening

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 11am–1pm

Senior Lunch — Point Arena


Blood Pressure Screening

Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 11am–1pm

Gualala Market — Sundstrom Mall

Blood Pressure Screening

Sunday, February 17, 2019 | 10am–12pm

Sunday Market — Timber Cove


Blood Pressure Screening

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | 8:30am–11:30am

S&B Market — Manchester

Know Your Numbers…

High Blood Pressure can damage your health, causing heart disease, strokes and more. It is called the “silent killer” because there are often no symptoms. Your numbers are your only warning.
The only way to know if you have high blood pressure is to have it tested. Understanding your numbers is key to controlling high blood pressure.​​
Note: A diagnosis of high blood pressure must be confirmed by a medical professional.

8 things you can do to prevent and control high blood pressure

1. Lose weight if you are overweight. Eat smaller portions and choose low calorie foods.

2. Eat heart healthy. Be sure to eat fruits, vegetables, and low-fat, low cholesterol foods.

3. Reduce salt intake. Don’t add salt and read all food labels to keep sodium intake to less than 2,000 mg per day.

4. Quit smoking. Or don’t start!

5. Limit alcoholic beverages.

6. Increase physical activity. Aim for 30 minutes of a moderate exercise per day, such as brisk walking.

7. Talk with your health care professional. Ask what your blood pressure numbers are and what they mean.

8. Take medication as prescribed. If you need medication, make sure you understand what it’s for and how and when to take it. Then, take as directed.

¡Conozca sus números!

La presión arterial alta puede dañar su salud, causando enfermedades cardíacas, derrames cerebrales y más. La presión arterial alta se llama el “asesino silencioso” porque a menudo no hay síntomas. Sus números son su única advertencia.
La única manera de saber si usted tiene tensión arterial alta es tenerla revisada. Entender sus números es clave para controlar la presión arterial alta.
Nota: El diagnóstico de hipertensión arterial debe ser confirmado por un profesional médico.

8 cosas que puede hacer para prevenir y controlar la presión arterial alta

1. Pierde peso si tienes sobrepeso. Coma porciones más pequeñas y elija alimentos bajos en calorías.

2. Coma el corazón sano. Asegúrese de comer frutas, verduras y alimentos bajos en grasa y bajos en colesterol.

3. Reducir la ingesta de sal. No agregue sal y lea todas las etiquetas de los alimentos para mantener la ingesta de sodio a menos de 2.000 mg por día.

4. Dejar de fumar. ¡O no empieces!

5. Limite las bebidas alcohólicas.

6. Aumentar la actividad física. Objetivo de 30 minutos de un ejercicio moderado por día, como caminar a paso ligero.

7. Hable con su profesional de la salud. Pregunte cuáles son sus números de presión arterial y qué significan.

​8. Tomar la medicación según lo prescrito. Si necesita medicamentos, asegúrese de entender para qué sirve y cómo y cuándo tomarlo. Entonces, tome como dirigido.

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