What is an NHS Health Check?
An 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 serious health conditions. They are designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and dementia.
Why should I have an NHS Health Check?
Even if you feel perfectly well, as you get older, your chances of developing the health conditions above increase. 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 help you to get specialist support if needed.
What happens at an NHS Health Check?
During this free ‘mini health 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), cholesterol and hbA1C (diabetes).
Who can have an NHS Health Check?
- If you’re aged 40-74 and live in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
- If you haven’t had a Health Check in the last 5 years
- If you don’t have any pre-existing health conditions such as the following:
- Kidney disease
- A heart condition including diagnosed high blood pressure
- High cholesterol
Where can you get your NHS Health Check?
You can get your NHS Health Check at several different venues across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough this September and October. Please see below for the full list:
- Monday 13th November – Soham Library – 10am-3pm
- Monday 13th November – Arbury Community Centre – 10am-4pm
- Monday 13th November – St Ives Library – 10am-4pm
- Tuesday 14th November – Haddenham Methodist Church – 10am-4pm
- Wednesday 15th November – Ely Library – 9.30am-3pm
- Monday 20th November – William Collyn Community Centre – 9.30am-1pm
- Tuesday 21st November – Wisbech Library – 10am-3pm
- Tuesday 21st November – Huntingdon Library – 10am-4pm
- Thursday 23rd November – March Library – 2-6pm
- Monday 27th November – Soham Library – 9.30am-4pm
- Tuesday 28th November – Clay Farm Community Centre – 9.30am-4pm
- Friday 1st December – Chatteris Library – 10.15am-12.45pm
- Friday 1st December – United Reform Church, St Neots – 10am-4pm
- Monday 4th December – Arbury Community Center – 10am-4pm
- Tuesday 5th December – William Collyn Community Centre – 9.30am-1pm
- Wednesday 6th December – Cambourne Bowls – 9.30am-3pm
- Thursday 7th December – Nene Valley – 2pm-6:30pm
- Thursday 7th December – All Saints Church Hall Cottenham – 10am-4pm
- Friday 8th December – Whittlesey Library – 9.30am-12.15pm
- Monday 11th December – Soham Library – 10am-3pm
- Monday 11th December – St Ives Library – 10am-4pm
- Tuesday 12th December – Haddenham Methodist Church – 10am-4pm
- Wednesday 13th December – Huntingdon Library – 10am-4pm
- Thursday 14th December – Ely Library – 9.30am-3pm
- Thursday 14th December – March Library – 2-6pm
- Monday 18th December – Soham Library – 9.30am-4pm
- Tuesday 19th December – Clay Farm Community Centre – 9.30am-4pm
- Tuesday 19th December – Wisbech Library – 10am-3pm
Arrange your NHS Health Check today
To book your NHS Health Check or discuss your eligibility, please call on us on 0333 005 0093 or text ‘healthyu’ to 60777. There are no charges to call or text.