Get your blood pressure checked today for free
Hypertension Heroes is an initiative funded by the NHS to help you to get your blood pressure checked without having to make an appointment with your GP.
We’re running Hypertension Hero sessions in the following locations:
Folkestone & Hythe
Park Wood (Maidstone)
Everyone is welcome to visit the Hypertension Heroes where you can get a FREE blood pressure reading and learn how to monitor your own blood pressure at home.
Sessions are FREE and you don’t need an appointment. Just pop in.
All our Hypertension Heroes are trained and ready to help you.
Pick the nearest location and come and see us.
You will be warmly welcomed.
Folkestone & Hythe:
The Open Door Project, 101 Hythe High Street, Hythe, CT21 5JH on Monday from 1:30pm-3:00pm
Folkestone Nepalese Community Centre (behind Cheriton Library), Baker Rd, Folkestone, CT19 4NN every Tuesday from 10:00am – 12:00pm
Age UK Hythe, Sanford House, Stade Street, Hythe, CT21 6BD, Wednesday from 10:30am - 12:00pm
Park Wood (Maidstone):
Fusion Healthy Living Centre, Units 2 & 3 Cobb Way, Maidstone, ME15 9XF on Monday from 1:00pm-3:00pm
Christ Church, 46 Wallis Avenue, Maidstone, ME15 9LB on Thursday from 1:30pm-4:00pm
St George's Church, Church Street, Gravesend, DA11 0DJ on Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm
Adult Education Building, Victoria Centre, Darnley Road, Gravesend, DA11 0RX on Wednesday 1:30pm – 4:00pm.
Windmill House, 1st Floor, 129/130 Windmill Street, DA12 1BL, every Friday from 11am-2pm.
St. Augustine’s Church, Rock Avenue, Gillingham, ME7 5PW on Wednesday at 9:00am – 11:00am
St Marks Church, Canterbury Street, Gillingham, ME7 5JA on Thursday at 1:00pm to 2:30pm
You'll also see the Hypertension Heroes at a range of public events and communities across Kent and Medway. Make sure you stop and say hello!
Ruth met with Hypertension Heroes. Here is her story.
She was advised to monitor her blood pressure for a week and then contact her GP with the results.
She told the Hypertension Heroes that she would follow their advice, but that she wasn’t registered with a GP.
The Hypertension Heroes gave Ruth information about how to register with a local surgery. Armed with the right information, and the encouragement to get signed up, Ruth was able to register with the GP.
She took her blood pressure readings to the GP, and they then sent her for further tests.
As a result, Ruth discovered that she may be diabetic and requires medication to manage her blood pressure.
Two weeks on and Ruth is extraordinarily grateful for the advice and support from the Hypertension Heroes.
She told us, "You don't know what you have done - you may have saved my life!”.