If you are between the age of 40 and 74, you could be eligible for an NHS Health Check.
Think of the check as an excellent opportunity to have a mid-life health MOT. Even if you feel fine, conditions like high blood pressure often have no symptoms, so it’s a good chance to have a check for peace of mind.
What happens at an NHS Health Check
Your health check will take about 30 minutes. At the check, you will have your cholesterol, blood pressure, height, weight and waist circumference measured.
The check is designed to spot early signs of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease or dementia. Your adviser will discuss your results with you and give you specialist advice about any lifestyle changes that could reduce your risk of getting these diseases.
Our advisers can even refer you to support services to help you make these changes if you like.
You may also be asked to speak to your GP about your results.
Where to have your NHS Health Check
You can book in to have your check with one of our specialist Health Check Advisers based at our Smokefree Advice Centre in Chatham.
If you can’t get to us, most GP practices in Medway offer NHS Health Checks. If you’re eligible, then you should receive an invitation from your practice when you’re due to have your check.
How to book your NHS Health Check
Phone: 01634 334 814
Text: Text the word ‘CHECK’ to 81066