Free blood pressure & cholesterol screenings at Mediclinic

Posted on 31 August 2019

This September Mediclinic reminds you that #MinutesAffectMoments. Visit your local Mediclinic to have a FREE blood pressure and cholesterol screening test and prioritise your heart health.

Free blood pressure and cholesterol screenings at Mediclinic

Strokes are a significant cause of mortality and morbidity in South Africa. To combat the effects of stroke, Mediclinic is elevating the standard of stroke care and standardising these new protocols across facilities in South Africa.

“Previously there was very little medical assistance that we could offer stroke patients, except rehabilitation and the control of secondary factors and conditions that could have contributed to the event in the first place,” says Dr Melanie Stander, Emergency Medicine Manager: Mediclinic SA.

“There is now a recognised body of international evidence that demonstrates that patients with strokes who are treated in a standardised and timeous manner with a dedicated multi-professional stroke team have much better outcomes.”

Mediclinic and ER24 are equipped with the expertise to treat and manage stroke patients to ensure optimal outcomes – and you can help. “For stroke patients, time is of the essence” says Dr Stander. “You can give them that by knowing what a stroke looks like, and calling for immediate emergency assistance.”

Remember the acronym FAST, says Dr Stander.

F – Does one side of the face droop? Ask the person to smile. Is the person’s smile uneven or lopsided?

A – Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

S – Is speech slurred? Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence.

T – Time to act. If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms are temporary, call ER24 to get them to a hospital immediately.

If you think someone is having a stroke, don’t delay – call 084 124 for real help, real fast.

Another crucial factor, says Dr Stander, is prevention. “High blood pressure, high blood cholesterol levels, lack of regular exercise – these are all lifestyle factors that could eventually lead to a stroke.”

Know your risk by attending a free screening at your nearest Mediclinic facility.

Mediclinic Cape GateCnr Tanner Str & Okavango Ave, Brackenfell, 7562Madali Groenewald23 Sep 10:00 - 16:00 Cape Gate Shopping Centre (Mr Price Court)
Mediclinic Durbanville45 Wellington Road, Durbanville, 7550Morris Pama13 Sep 10:00 - 14:00 Mediclinic Durbanville
Mediclinic Louis LeipoldtBroadway Road, Bellville, 7530Hermien Everts18 Sep 09:00 - 14:00 Hosp Foyer, Medical Centre (both)
Mediclinic PanoramaRothschild Blvd, Panorama, Parow, 7500Tersia Bester20 Sep 09:00-12:00 Hospital Foyer
Mediclinic UpingtonCnr 4th Avenue & Du Toit Street, Upington, 8801Morne Weideman27 Sep 09:00 - 13:00 Kalahari Mall Upington
Mediclinic PaarlBerlyn Street, Noorder Paarl, 7646Jacorie Visagie25 Sep 09:00 - 13:30 Hospital restaurant area
Mediclinic Worcester67 Fairbairn Street, Worcester, 6850Anrietta Smit6 Sep 09:00 - 15:00 Mountain Mill Mall, Worcester
Mediclinic StellenboschCnr Saffraan & Rokewood Ave, Stellenbosch, 7600Carla Hanekom19 Sep 16:00 onwards MC Stellenbosch, Learning and development room
Mediclinic Cape Town21 Hof Street, Cape Town, 8001Robyn Williams19 Sep 08:00 - 15:00 Gardens Shopping Centre
Mediclinic ConstantiabergBurnham Road, Plumstead, 7800Renaldo Adams27 Sep 11:00 - 15:00 Mediclinic Constantiaberg Foyer
Mediclinic MilnertonCnr Racecourse & Koeberg Rd, Milnerton, 7441Michelle Govender26 Sep 09:00 - 14:00 Mediclinic Milnerton
Mediclinic SwakopmundFranziska van Neel Str, Tamariskia, SwakopmundJacqueline Groenewald04 Sep 09 -16:00 MC Swakopmund EC dept.
Mediclinic OtjiwarongoSonn Street, Otjiwarongo, Namibiavacant13 Sep 09:00 - 13:00 Spar, Otjiwarongo
Mediclinic GeorgeCnr York & Gloucester Ave, George, 6530Judy Muller12 Sep 09:00 - 15:00MC George, Lecture room
Mediclinic HermanusRavenscroft Street, Hermanus, 7200Cobé Grobler19 Sep 09:00 - 16:00 Hospital Entrance
Mediclinic Klein Karoo185 Church Street, Oudtshoorn, 6625Gerhard Joubert6 Sep 09:00 - 13:00 ABSA BANK & kklk
Mediclinic VergelegenMain Road, Somerset West, 7310Esmien Burls27 Sep 09:00- 15:00 Mediclinic Vergelengen, Parking Area, Block 1
Mediclinic WindhoekHeliodoor Street, Eros, Windhoek, NamibiaDezne Colmer20 Sept 09:30 - 11:00 Mediclinic Windhoek, Main Reception
Mediclinic BloemfonteinCnr Kellner Str & Parfitt Ave, Westdene, Bloemfontein, 9301Barbara Steenkamp18 Sep 08:00 - 14:00MC Bloemfontein Atrium
Mediclinic HooglandDe Leeuw Street, Bethlehem, 9701Karien Collett20 Sep 09:00 - 14:00Doctors Block, Reception Area
Mediclinic Howick107 Main Street, Howick, 3290Heinrich Liebenberg20 Sep 10:00 - 14:00 20 Sep 14:00 -16:00 10:00 - 14:00 Howick West Primary School 14:00 - 16:00 MC Howick
Mediclinic Kimberley177 Du Toitspan Rd, Kimberley, 8301Denise Coetzee26&27 Sep 10:00 - 15:00 Diamond Pavilion Mall
Mediclinic NewcastleCnr Hospital & Bird Street, Newcastle, 2940Heather Govere23 Aug 10:00 - 15:00 Newcastle Mall
Mediclinic Pietermaritzburg 90 Payn Street, Pietermaritzburg, 3201Reshnee Beekrum13 Sep 10:00 - 14:00 MC Pietermaritzburg, Forest room
Mediclinic Victoria35 High Street, Tongaat, 4400Sandy Naicker18 Sep 09:00 - 14:00 MC Victoria Tea Lounge
Mediclinic WelkomMeulen Street, Welkom, 9459Marissa Pawson20 Sep 10:00 - 13:00 Foyer
Mediclinic Emfuleni6 Jan van Riebeeck Blvd, Town Centre, Vanderbijlpark, 1911Retha Behr20 Sep 9:00 - 15:00 Hospital main entrance
Mediclinic Ermelo25 Melmentz Street, Ermelo, 2351Charles Vilane11/09 09:00 - 15:00Specialists Rooms
Mediclinic HighveldBarney Molokwane Street, Trichardt, 2300Sphiwe Mahlalela19 Sep 10:00 - 15:00 MC Hospital foyer
Mediclinic MorningsideCnr Rivonia & Hill Road, Morningside, 2057Debbie Gebhardt17 Sep 08:30 - 15:30 Hospital Foyer
Mediclinic Nelspruit1 Louise Street, Sonheuwel, Nelspruit, 1201Robyn Baard5 & 6 Sep 09:00 - 15:00 MC Nelspruit
Mediclinic Potchefstroom66 Meyer Street, Potchefstroom, 2520Diana King30 Sep 09:00 - 14:00 Mediclinic Potchefstroom, hospital main entrance
Mediclinic SandtonCnr Peter Place & Main Road, Bryanston, 2021Liezl Furlong12 Sep 09:00 - 15:00 Hospital Reception
Mediclinic VereenigingCnr Hofmeyer Ave & Joubert Street, Vereeniging, 1939Selka-Ann Badenhorst27 Sep 09:00 - 15:00 Mediclinic Vereeniging Foyer
Mediclinic Brits8 Kerk Street, Brits, 0250Tsholofelo Goseka27 Sep 10:00 - 15:00Pick & Pay, Brits
Mediclinic Gynaecological132 Celliers Str, Sunnyside, Pretoria, 0002Thabiso Bale13 Sep 09:00 - 14:00Mediclinic Gynaecological Hospital Parking Area
Mediclinic Heart Hospital551 Park Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0083Bokang Nkareng19 Sep 08:00 - 12:00 & 26 Sep 08:00 - 12:00 19 Sep: Dpt of Public Services and Mediclinic Heart Hospital EC Unit 26 Sep: Dept of Environment affairs Heart Hospital EC Unit
Mediclinic Kloof511 Jochemus Street, Erasmuskloof Ext 3, Pretoria, 0048Johann Dednam26 Sep 09:00 - 15:00 Hospital Foyer
Mediclinic Legae8560 Molefe Makinta Street, Unit M, Mabopane, Pretoria, 0200Tsholo Molautsi27 Sep 09:00 15:00Hosp Foyer
Mediclinic LephalaleJoe Slovo & Douwater Street, Onverwacht, Extention 16, Lephalale, 0556Dalene de Villiers12 Sep 08:00 - 15:00 MC Lephalale
Mediclinic Limpopo 53 Plein Street, Polokwane, 0699Istha McMillan25 & 26 Sep 16:00 - 19:00Main Entrance
Mediclinic MidstreamCnr Midstream Drive & Midstream Hill Boulevard, Midstream, 1692Sandisa Mpofu26 Sep 09:00 -17:00 Hospital Foyer
Mediclinic Muelmed577 Pretorius Str, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0083Sanet Dippenaar27 Sep 09:00 - 14:00 Hospital Foyer
Mediclinic Thabazimbi173 Van Der Bijl Street, Thabazimbi, 0380Martjie du Preez27 Sep 09:00 - 13:00 Mediclinic Thabazimbi Boardroom
Mediclinic TzaneenWolkberg Drive R71, Tzaneen, 0850Marlize Delport13 Sep 09:00 - 12:00 Hospital Reception
Mediclinic Corporate Office25 Du Toit Street, StellenboschMarsha Zandberg4 Sep 10:00 - 14:30 Corporate Office Cafeteria Area

Enter to WIN a Garmin Fenix 5 sports watch

Did you know, every day more than 240 people suffer a stroke in South Africa?

You only have minutes to #ThinkFAST and recognise stroke symptoms to help someone experience more of life’s beautiful moments.

This September, we are giving away a grand prize to the one who can #ThinkFAST and recognise the symptoms of a stroke.

To stand a chance to win a Garmin Fenix 5 sports watch, check out our Facebook page and answer each question. Each correct answer is an entry.

Competition closes Thursday 26 September 2019. Winner will be announced on 4 October  2019.

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Read more about heart and stroke health here…

The heart attack gender gap (infographic)
What happens in your body during a stroke (infographic)
Your stroke treatment journey (infographic)

Early warning signs of stroke
The different kinds of stroke: how they happen and how they harm your health
FAQs: Stroke – common questions, answered

How innovative heart care is impacting lives with Dr Razeen Gopal

Published in Cardiology

In the interest of our patients, in accordance with SA law and our commitment to expertise, Mediclinic cannot subscribe to the practice of online diagnosis. Please consult a medical professional for specific medical advice. If you have any major concerns, please see your doctor for an assessment. If you have any cause for concern, your GP will be able to direct you to the appropriate specialists.

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