Love Your Heart is an annual event in which organizations from across the U.S. and Mexico join together to provide FREE blood pressure screenings to the public on or near Valentine's Day. The event brings together community partners to prevent heart disease and stroke and empowers the public to take control of their heart health, know their blood pressure numbers, and know what they mean.

The 2023 event had over 46,365 participants screened online and in-person at 386 sites across the U.S. and Mexico, with over 3,200 blood pressure cuffs distributed across San Diego County.

How to Participate

The best way to know if you have high blood pressure is to have it checked, as there are often no warning signs or symptoms to tell you something is wrong.

Find a Screening Site

 1. Check Your Blood Pressure
Find free blood pressure screening sites using our interactive site map. Or, get your blood pressure checked by making an appointment with your primary care physician or by checking it with a home blood pressure cuff.
 Submit Your Results
 2. Submit Your Results
Submit your blood pressure results anytime of year. Submission forms in English and Español.
 Love Your Heart at Home  
3. Learn What They Mean

Learn about your blood pressure results and what you can do to improve them in our Love Your Heart @ Home Education section. Our goal is to help prevent heart disease and stroke and help YOU take control of your heart health.


Remember to follow-up with your doctor! Make an appointment with your doctor to get your blood pressure re-checked. While you're there, have your home blood pressure cuff calibrated by a nurse to ensure your readings are correct.

COVID-19 and Hypertension

In 2021, high blood pressure was the most common underlying condition identified in San Diego County’s COVID-19-related deaths. Learn more about High Blood Pressure and COVID-19 in English and Español.

Heart Attack vs. Cardiac Arrest? 

People often use these terms interchangeably, but they're not the same. A heart attack is when blood flow to the heart is blocked. Sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart malfunctions and suddenly stops beating. 

Learn more about differences.