Free Blood Pressure Checks in an Unexpected Place

By: Mollie Lair Email
By: Mollie Lair Email

It's right when you walk in the front door. A quick, and more importantly, free check up.

It only takes about 5 minutes to check your blood pressure, blood oxygen, and blood sugar levels. The market offers this free to anyone who stops by., and it may put you at ease if you get a little nervous at the doctor's office.

"I've had some of the ones that I checked today make the comment that 'Why not?' I'm on blood pressure medication, I'm a diabetic, I don't have to run to the emergency room. It's free," says Salem Township Fire Department Volunteer EMT Marcella Fleming.

These free screenings are offered every weekend at the farmer's market. And if you can't make it Fleming says it's a good idea to call your local fire department. They can get you in touch with volunteer EMT services.


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