Self-Monitoring Blood Pressure Program

Self-monitoring blood pressure allows you to use a personal blood pressure monitoring machine to check your blood pressure at home. This can help with early diagnosis of many medical conditions.


  • Local health departments, pharmacies, community-based organizations, and Federally Qualified Health Centers can offer the program.
  • You can receive a free blood pressure monitoring device while you are in the program.
  • We encourage you to monitor your blood pressure at home in the morning and evening, twice each time for accuracy.
  • Record your readings on a piece of paper or log book.
  • The health department or pharmacy may recommend a series of follow-up calls or appointments to check your readings.