More than 200 people received free blood pressure screenings at a Community Health Fair held by One Brooklyn Health (OBH) on Friday, August 18th, at the Pierre Toussaint Health Clinic (Kingsbrook Medical Center), at 1110 Eastern Parkway.
The Pierre Toussaint Clinic was created to serve underprivileged communities. The site, which has been located at Utica Avenue and Eastern Parkway for 10 years, was fully renovated three years ago. The rebuilt office is open six days a week and focuses on primary care, health prevention, acute health care and subspecialty care. According to Dr. Kurt Kodroff, chief quality officer at OBH, the most important aspect of healthcare is access. This is why the facility is open so many days and at different times. There is a large range of services available for the community, which faces three major health issues: hypertension, diabetes and cancer prevention. Much of what is done at OBH involves health screenings to identify and prevent major acute medical problems in their patients.