What is an NHS Health Check?
The NHS Health Check is a free check-up of your overall health. It can tell you whether you’re at higher risk of getting certain health problems, such as:
- heart disease
- kidney disease
As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions. An NHS Health Check helps find ways to lower this risk.
You can have an NHS Health Check if you’re aged 40 to 74 and you have not had a stroke, or do not already have a pre-existing health condition.
How do I get an NHS Health Check?
If you’re in the 40 to 74 age group without a pre-existing condition, you should receive a letter from your GP surgery or local council inviting you for a free NHS Health Check every 5 years. You can also call your GP surgery to book a Health Check.
For more information, please visit the NHS website.