MediRite offers FREE blood pressure tests on Friday, 17 February

Feb 7, 2017

MediRite pharmacies will be offering FREE blood pressure tests on Friday, 17 February in support of Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Day on Sunday, 19 February 2017.

To make use of this free service, customers are urged to make an appointment at their nearest MediRite, where a friendly and qualified pharmacist will administer the blood pressure test.

“High blood pressure or hypertension is known as a ‘silent killer’ because there are no obvious warning signs. The only way to know if you are at risk is to have your blood pressure measured,” explains Dr Michael Mol, Head of Hello Doctor.

“High blood pressure is also known as a chronic or non-communicable disease. They are called chronic because they develop over a long period, mostly due to continued exposure to an unhealthy lifestyle,” Dr Mol continues.

“The good news is that blood pressure tests are quick and minimally invasive, yet have the potential to save lives.”

The free blood pressure tests are available at the 146 MediRite pharmacies conveniently located in Checkers and Shoprite supermarkets across South Africa. Visit the MediRite website to locate your nearest one.

Shoprite Stores

EASTERN CAPE: Amalinda Centre East London (043) 741 2193; Bethalsdorp (041) 481 3121; Butterworth Fingoland Mall (047) 491 2404; Greenacres (041) 363 4852; Kwanobuhle (041) 977 0924; Kenako Mall New Brighton (041) 452 3765; Binnehof Centre Uitenhage (041) 992 1476; Circus Triangle Shopping Centre Umtata (047) 531 0532.

FREE STATE: Twin City Shopping Centre Bloemfontein (051) 432 0315; Middestad Centre Bloemfontein (051) 430 2310; Welkom (057) 352 1375.

GAUTENG: Attlyn Shopping Centre Pretoria (012) 373 0225; Brakpan (011) 740 0420; Chris Hani Crossing Vosloorus (011) 901 0769; Daspoort Pretoria (012) 377 0621; Dobsonville Soweto (011) 988 1004; Golden Walk Shopping Centre Germiston (011) 872 1707; Jabulani Mall Soweto (011) 932 5609; Jan Smuts Kempton Park (011) 975 9986; Signet Terrace Shopping Centre Lenasia (011) 852 0468; Marks Park Vereeniging (016) 422 0184; Palm Springs (011) 362 6548; Pretoria North (012) 546 0033; Protea Glen Soweto (011) 297 0016; Quagga Centre Pretoria (012) 327 5944; Randburg (011) 326 1019; Three Rivers Vereeniging (016) 423 3192.

KWAZULU-NATAL: Bridge City Mall (031) 530 3145; Chatsworth (031) 401 9530; Edendale Mall Pietermaritzburg (033) 398 8077; Richards Bay (035) 789 4375.

MPUMALANGA: Sanlam Centre Nelspruit (013) 752 4666; Ermelo (017) 811 5016.

NORTH WEST: Taung (053) 994 4059; Rustenburg (014) 592 1008.

NORTHERN CAPE: Kimberley (053) 832 0927; Upington (054) 331 0108.

WESTERN CAPE: Atlantis (021) 572 8921; Paarl (021) 870 1081; Bishop Lavis (021) 934 2363; Blue Downs (021) 909 0054; Bothasig (021) 558 0786; Broadway Strand (021) 854 5475; Grand Central Shopping Centre Eerste River (021) 904 5710; Gugulethu (021) 638 0658; Khayelitsha (021) 364 0642; Langa (021) 695 0006; Landsdowne Corner Shopping Centre Ottery (021) 703 8784; Middestad Bellville (021) 948 6526; Shoprite Park Parow (021) 930 1535; Philippi (021) 371 9157; Vasco (021) 591 8740; Vineyard Shopping Centre Somerset West (021) 851 2813.