Are you’re aged between 40 and 74 years old inclusive and haven’t had a Health Check in the past 5 years? Why not contact the team today to arrange your free 40 minute NHS Health Check?
We will be able to check your blood pressure, cholesterol and body mass index (BMI) and can offer advice and support on the steps you can take to improve your health and feel better for longer.
Through simple lifestyle changes, such as diet and physical
activity, you can lower your risk of developing serious health
Where to Get Your NHS Health Check
If you are eligible and haven’t had a health check in the past 5 years, we run Health Check clinics in various locations across Plymouth.
Call our Wellbeing Team on 01752 437177 for more information and to book an appointment.
This is a great opportunity to find out early if you are at risk of a stroke, diabetes, a heart attack, or many other life-threatening conditions. By finding out early, before serious damage is done, you could potentially make lifestyle changes that would massively reduce, your risk of developing a disability or dying early as a result of these conditions
Take action now and enjoy a healthier life for longer
Here is what one of our participants had to say:
“Sarah did all the checks and was concerned after performing my blood pressure (which she double checked). I was shocked that it was high, I’ve never had a high blood pressure reading before. I keep fit 4 – 5 times a week, don’t drink much alcohol and my diet is great. Sarah asked me some lifestyle questions and put it down to how much caffeine I was drinking. I was drinking 9 cups of coffee or tea every day which is way too much. I’ve since switched to de-caff options and cut down on the amount of cups I drink. I brought a blood pressure monitor to use at home and my blood pressure has gone down since cutting down on caffeine.
I’m so glad I had the health check. Before the check, I was happily going along not thinking I had any health issues while my blood pressure was slowly creeping up. Even if you feel fit and healthy, I would highly recommend having a health check.”
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Book your Appointment
We have a number of clinics across the city, running 6 days a week including Saturday and Wednesday evening, that you can attend for your free NHS Health Check.
Please contact the team to book your appointment.
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