Stroke Community Resources

We're here to help you if you've suffered a stroke, but we also spend time in the community educating people about the risks of stroke and how to avoid suffering one. You can contact our staff for any of the following.


You can start lowering your risk now by knowing your numbers for blood pressure and cholesterol.  Vidant Medical Center offers screenings throughout the year where you can learn these numbers and how to lower them. Terry Congleton, stroke nurse educator, is available to conduct screenings throughout the community. If you're interested in having a screening, call her at 252-847-0162 or by e-mail at .


Members of the Vidant Medical Center staff are also available to speak at community events. To have a speaker come to your event, call 252-847-2152.

Support Group

The stroke support group at Vidant Medical Center provides socialization, support and education for people who have had a stroke and their families. This group meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Rehabilitation Center classroom. Call 252-847-2152 for more information about this group.


To transfer a stroke patient to Vidant Medical Center, please call ReferDirect at 800-816-7264.

Find out more about stroke

These local and national organizations offer education and resources about stroke.

American Stroke Association 

Tri-state Stroke Network 

East Carolina Neurology 

North Carolina Stroke Association 

National Stroke Association 

Disclaimer: Vidant Health does not control the content on any of the Internet sites we link to. We are providing these links as a service only.