“Be Sweet to Your Heart”

free blood pressure screening will be provided


Houston, TX – On Tuesday, February 14, 2017, Spring Branch Community Health Center (SBCHC) will offer free blood pressure screenings from 1 pm to 4 pm at 4 of our clinics. Along with free blood pressure screenings we will also provide important material on heart disease awareness month and tips for a healthier lifestyle.


Blood pressure screenings will be provided at no cost, and medical professionals will be on hand to discuss risk factors (i.e., age, family history) and lifestyle choices (i.e., diet, exercise, and smoking). Participants can also immediately make an appointment to see a physician.

  • Who: Spring Branch Community Health Center
  • What: Providing free blood pressure screenings
  • When: Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 1:00-4:00 pm
  • Where:
    • Pitner Clinic (8575 Pitner Road, Houston, Texas 77080)
    • Hillendahl Clinic (1615 Hillendahl Blvd. Suite 100, Houston, Texas 77055)
    • West Houston Clinic (19333 Clay Road Katy, Texas 77449)
    • Katy Clinic (5502 1st Street, Katy, Texas 77493)

“By getting the right health services, screenings, and treatments, you are taking steps that help your chances for living a longer, healthier life,” explains Luis Zelaya, Program Manager. “When you know your numbers you can make lifestyle and dietary adjustments to avoid conditions like heart disease or diabetes.”

The event is open to the public, and everyone is invited to attend to take charge of their health and take advantage of the free screening. Spring Branch Community Health Center has five clinic locations open six days a week that offer discounted medical services and free education programs. For clinic hours, directions and parking information visit www.sbchc.net or call (713) 462-6565.

SBCHC was formed in 2003 and began providing comprehensive health care services to indigent and low-income patients in the Spring Branch community in May 2004. Designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in September 2005, SBCHC offers medical care, mental health, and dental care for both children and adults regardless of income.

According to the American Heart Association-Did you know that more than 2,200 Americans die of heart disease every single day? That’s one death every 39 seconds. And on average, someone in the United States suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, while a stroke-related death occurs about every four minutes.

Visit the Heart Disease Research page from the American Heart Association to learn about goals, cutting-edge research initiatives and how you can make a difference in keeping your heart healthy. Make sure to visit the links below for added support in eating and exercising tips.

Suggested Servings from Each Food Group Exercise Tips Healthy Recipes