Getting your blood pressure checked in Central Oregon can be easy and free.

Here’s how to find out what your blood pressure is, right in your community.

Blood pressure machine. From Madras to La Pine, Sisters to Prineville, there are blood pressure machines at local drugstores and grocery stores that are free to use.

Find a test location here. 

  • Do it yourself. Check your blood pressure yourself with a home monitor, following these easy tips below
  • Healthcare provider’s office. Have your blood pressure checked at a healthcare provider’s office.
  • Blood pressure clinic. Go to a free blood pressure clinic near you.

If you don’t currently have a primary care provider, use one of the resources below to connect with one based on your individual health insurance:

Central Oregon Medicaid/Oregon Health Plan: 800.431.4135

Medicare A & B: 800.772.1213

Central Oregon Medicare C (Advantage): 800.863.3637

Uninsured (Volunteers in Medicine): 541.330.9001 or 541.585.9002

Private Insurance: Call the toll-free number for members on your insurance card

Blue Cross Blue Shield/Regence: 888-675-6570

Moda Health: 888-217-2363

Providence: 503-574-7500

PacificSource Commercial Plans: 541-684-5582

St. Charles Employed Staff & Families (1st Choice Health): 800-918-7681

See the right way to take your blood pressure.

Checking your blood pressure yourself? More power to you. Here’s how to do it right.

  • Be still. Don’t smoke, drink caffeinated beverages or exercise within 30 minutes before measuring your blood pressure. Use the bathroom and give yourself at least 5 minutes of rest before taking your blood pressure.
  • Sit correctly. Sit with your back straight and supported (on a dining chair, rather than a sofa). Put your feet flat on the floor and make sure your legs are not be crossed. Your arm should be supported on a flat surface (such as a table) with the upper arm at heart level. Make sure the bottom of the cuff is placed directly above the bend of the elbow. Check your monitor’s instructions for an illustration or have your healthcare provider show you how.
  • Take multiple readings and record the results. Each time you measure, take two or three readings one minute apart and record the results using a printable (PDF) or online tracker. If your monitor has built-in memory to store your readings, take it with you to your appointments. Some monitors may allow you to upload your readings to a secure website after you register your profile.
  • Don’t take the measurement over clothes.

Do-It-Yourself blood pressure monitoring: how to get the most accurate result.

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