For more than twenty-five years volunteer nurses in Oakmont have provided blood pressure checks, at no cost or appointment necessary, on a weekly basis for people seeking out this service. Times have changed! With COVID mandates including masking, six feet distancing guidelines and the use of home blood pressure monitors we have seen dwindling attendance at the clinics. With the advancement of accurate blood pressure equipment available, people can now follow their blood pressures at home and notify their physician as needed.
We have decided to discontinue the Wednesday morning BP Clinics as of September of this year. Our last clinic day will be Wednesday, August 31, 2022. This has been a difficult decision for us to make. In the future if there is widespread interest in resuming the clinic this could be considered.
We want to thank all the volunteer nurses who have offered their time over the years. We also want to thank the OVA administrators for their support in providing us the space and equipment required. It has been an honor for us to serve the Oakmont community in this way.
We wish you well. Take care, stay safe and healthy.
The Volunteer BP Clinic nurses