Cottage Health System and the Santa Barbara Neuroscience Institute offer a free Community Stroke Screening and Education event on the third Wednesday of every month.

The event begins at 2 p.m. with a brief presentation about stroke, followed by a short Q&A and individual evaluations.

Performed by a certified stroke nurse, screenings include a stroke risk assessment evaluation, an overview of the warning signs of stroke, and a heart rate and blood pressure check.

Education materials on stroke prevention and other information are provided in both English and Spanish.

Stroke evaluations require an RSVP as space is limited each month: email or call 805-569-7404.

More information on stroke services at Cottage.

The not-for-profit Cottage Health System — the parent organization of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and its associated Cottage Children’s Hospital and Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital, Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital, and Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital — is guided by a volunteer board of directors from the greater-Santa Barbara community.

Last year, the Cottage hospitals provided inpatient care for 21,000 people, treated 66,000 patients through their 24-hour emergency departments and helped deliver 2,600 newborns.


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