MediRite offers FREE blood pressure tests on Friday, 17 February

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.

Checkers stores

EASTERN CAPE: King William’s Town (043) 642 6949; Moffet on Main Lifestyle Centre (041) 367 2928; Greenacres Port Elizabeth (041) 363 1205; Nonesi Mall Queenstown (045) 838 5976; Balfour Park Shopping Centre East London (043) 726 3718.

FREE STATE: Bloemfontein (051) 522 4106; Goldfields Mall Welkom (057) 352 1816; Kroonstad (056) 213 1714; Westdene Bloemfontein (051) 430 2553.

GAUTENG: Arcon Park Vereeniging (016) 428 5846; Balfour Park Highlands North (011) 440 9554; Bartlett Boksburg (011) 918 3055; Lakeside Mall Benoni (011) 427 1290; Bram Fischer Randburg (011) 326 1372; Carnival City Brakpan (011) 915 5728; Centurion (012) 663 1134; Bedfordview (011) 616 4856; Edenvale (011) 454 3456; Fourways (011) 465 4520; Gezina Pretoria (012) 335 7683; Glenvista (011) 432 8024; Greenstone Modderfontein (011) 452 5084; Midstream Centurion (012) 661 2601; Horizon View (011) 763 4858; Kempton Park (011) 394 6146; Mall of Africa Midrand (012) 649 0349; Mayville Pretoria (012) 335 2383; Menlyn Pretoria (012) 365 3147; Montana Pretoria (012) 548 3963; Moreleta Park Pretoria (012) 993 0248; Northcliff (011) 782 1465; Ontdekkers Roodepoort (011) 768 0132; Parklands Boksburg (011) 892 0041; Village Square Shopping Centre Randfontein (011) 412 1785; Raslouw Pretoria (012) 656 8429; Cradlestone Mall Krugersdorp (011) 662 1016; Roodepoort (011) 679 1174; Sandton (011) 884 3882; Chamberlain Shopping Centre Silver Lakes Pretoria (012) 809 2257; Southgate Mall Mondeor (011) 941 2099; Vanderbijlpark (016) 933 7518; Westgate Shopping Centre Roodepoort (011) 768 8475.

KWAZULU NATAL: Galleria Shopping Mall Amanzimtoti (031) 904 9026; Ballito Bay Mall (032) 946 1023; Sanlam Centre Bluff (031) 467 2179; Inkwazi Mall Richards Bay (035) 789 4850; Brookside Mall Pietermaritzburg (033) 342 2286; Cascades Pietermaritzburg (033) 347 0443; Castle Rock Newcastle (034) 326 1074; Gateway Umhlanga Rocks (031) 566 2760; Hibiscus Shopping Mall Margate (039) 317 1672; Newcastle (034) 312 3566; Pavilion Westville (031) 265 1072; Shallcross (031) 409 1411; South Coast Mall Shelley Beach (039) 315 5121.

LIMPOPO: Mall of the North Polokwane (015) 265 1327; Polokwane (015) 291 4964.

MPUMALANGA: Witbank (013) 692 3690; The Heads Shopping Centre Lydenburg (013) 235 1567; Middelburg Mall (013) 244 1400; Riverside Mall Nelspruit (013) 757 1463; Secunda (017) 631 3481.

NORTH WEST: Brits Mall (012) 250 2372; Village Mall Hartbeespoort (012) 253 1106; Klerksdorp (018) 462 6758; Mooi River Mall Potchefstroom (018) 293 2096; Platinum Square Shopping Centre Rustenburg (014) 537 2825.

NORTHERN CAPE: Diamond Pavilion Kimberley (053) 831 1129; Kuruman (053) 712 0681.

WESTERN CAPE: Brackenfell (021) 982 2650; Bredasdorp (028) 425 2861; Cape Gate Centre Brackenfell (021) 981 8509; De Grendel (021) 559 7403; Midwell Centre Durbanville (021) 976 2818; Eden Meander George (044) 887 0378; St Georges Square George (044) 871 4373; Heiderand Mossel Bay (044) 693 2046; Helderberg Mall Somerset West (021 850 0192);  Hermanus (028) 312 3182; Kenilworth Centre (021) 671 0256; Parklands (021) 554 1517; Mountain Mill Centre Worcester (023) 347 4763; N1 City Vasco (021) 595 3404; Paarl (021) 872 3349; Parow (021) 939 1615; Sea Point (021) 434 9655; Somerset West (021) 852 9300; Bayside Centre Tableview (021) 556 8591; Blue Route Mall Tokai (021) 713 0547; Westgate Mall Mitchells Plain (021) 374 7738; Willowbridge Village Lifestyle Centre Bellville (021) 914 7049; West Coast Mall Vredenburg (022) 713 3720.