High Blood Pressure
Patients with high blood pressure will find help managing this chronic condition at their local public health clinic. In order to ensure standardised, quality care across our region, doctors have a specific protocol to follow for anyone with a blood pressure reading of 140/90 mmHg, which is determined by taking readings three times during a minimum period of one week.
As always, everything begins with your family doctor, who makes the initial diagnosis and then gives you the paperwork necessary for state-subsidised medications and for any special tests, education sessions or specialist visits you might need.
Once a year patients with high blood pressure are supposed to have routine blood tests that check glucose levels and kidney function among other things.