NHS Health Checks Gateshead
What is an NHS Health Check?
The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40-74. It's designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia.
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.
How do I get an NHS Health Check?
If you're in the 40-74 age group without a pre-existing condition, you can expect to receive a letter from your GP or local authority inviting you for a free NHS Health Check every five years.
In the meantime, there are other ways of getting your health checked, and you may want to try this online Heart Age test.
How can I improve my test results?
Once you've had your NHS Health Check, your healthcare professional will discuss your results with you. You'll be given advice to help you lower your risk of a stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, diabetes or dementia, and maintain or improve your health.
Pharmacies Currently Offering NHS Health Checks in Gateshead:
- Lobley Hill pharmacy, 0191 420 0213
- Whitworth Chemists, 0191 487 7007
- Rowlands, Leam Lane, 0191 469 2410
DONT FORGET... If you are aged between 40-74 years, an NHS Health Check is available free of charge.