What is a NHS Health Check?
A NHS Health Check is a free check-up delivered by health professionals for adults aged 40 to 74 to help lower the risk of developing health conditions. They are designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and dementia.
Why should I have a NHS Health Check?
Even if you feel perfectly well, as you get older, your chances of developing the health conditions above increase, therefore having a NHS Health Check can help you to spot signs of health conditions early and find ways to lower their risk, where we can support you to make the simple changes needed.
Who can have a NHS Health Check?
- If you’re aged 40 to 74 and living in Staffordshire.
- If you do not have any pre-existing health conditions such as the following:
- kidney disease
- a heart condition including diagnosed high blood pressure
- high cholesterol
Please contact us to find out if you are eligible for this service.
What’s involved in a NHS Health Check
During this free ‘midlife MOT’ you’ll be asked some lifestyle questions and a health professional will do some simple tests.
During the 20-30 min session, they will check your Blood pressure, Height, Weight, BMI (a measure of whether you are a healthy weight), Waist circumference (measurement), Cholesterol and HbA1C (diabetes).
Where can you have an NHS Health Check
We are delivering Health Checks in community venues and our NEW Health Check trailer across Staffordshire, to find your closest and book an appointment please contact us or check our latest page to find out where your nearest Health Check will be.
Arrange your NHS Health Check today
Contact us via book now to book your appointment or text the word ‘HEART’ to 60777 and a member of the team will be in touch.
Or you can call 0333 005 0095
Where is our NHS Health Check trailer next?
The NHS Health Check trailer will be back in April 2024! For our warmer Health Check locations throughout the Winter, please click here for details.
If you’re 40 – 74 and haven’t had a health check in the last five years, you can turn up at the trailer and you will be welcomed onboard by our team of experienced specialist practitioners.
Eligibility criteria applies, but if you’re a Staffordshire resident, have not had a health check in the last five years and have no history of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke or diabetes, you should be entitled to a health check with Everyone Health.