Stroke Services

Alameda Hospital's Advanced Primary Stroke Center Receives Quality Achievement Award

Click HERE to read the press release.

Warning Signs of Stroke

Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to, and within the brain. It is the leading cause of adult disability and the third leading cause of death in the United States. 

The key is to learn and recognize the warning signs of a stroke. If you or someone you know has one or more warning signs, don’t delay -- call 911 or get to the hospital immediately. Warning Signs include:

• Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
• Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
• Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
• Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
• Sudden severe headache with no known cause

Major risk factors of stroke include high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and cigarette smoking.

Click here for more information about stroke prevention and other important health and wellness topics.

Stroke Resources

American Stroke Association

National Stroke Association


Be Stroke Smart

Alameda Hospital will be hosting free stroke-related programs and events, including blood pressure screenings, stroke risk assessments, community lectures and more.

Stroke Risk Assessments: 


Friday, February 7, 2014: 9 a.m. - 12 noon

Friday, May 2, 2014: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Friday, September 12, 2014: 9 a.m. - 12 noon

Friday, November 7, 2014: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m

Appointments are required.   Call (510) 814-4362.

Assessments Include: blood pressure, body mass index, total cholesterol, blood glucose, quick look EKG and review of personal risk for stroke.

Click HERE to request an appointment.

Blood Pressure Screening:

Offered the 3rd Friday of each month

10 a.m. - 12 noon


Women's Health Center, 1st floor




2070 Clinton Ave, Alameda CA 94501 | 510-522-3700 |
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