One You Plymouth are providing free NHS Health checks to individuals between the ages of 40 and 74 living in Plymouth. 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.

It’s never been easier to get checked, book your health check with us today.

“Keeping you healthier for longer”

Why do I need an NHS Health Check?

The good news about your health is that there is a lot you can do to keep healthy and help you feel well. By booking a health check with us today, we can work with you to help reduce your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and dementia. These are:

  • Being a healthy weight
  • Being more active
  • Eating healthily
  • Not smoking or drinking too much alcohol
  • Knowing your blood pressure and cholesterol.

Even if you’re feeling well, it’s worth having your NHS Health Check now. We can work with you to lower your chances of developing health problems in the future.

What happens at your Health Check?

Your health check will only take 30 to 40 minutes, and one of our friendly and experienced health improvement practitioners will talk to you about your health check and answer any questions you may have.

After this, we will:

  • Talk about your family history, health and life.
  • Record your height, weight, blood pressure, pulse rate, ethnicity and waist measurement.
  • Carry out a simple finger prick test, which means collecting a small drop of blood to tell you your cholesterol level. 
  • Tell you how healthy your heart is and give you your estimated heart age.
  • Talk about your results and how you can improve your heart health and keep up with living a more healthy life.
  • Look at your results together with you and find those things about your life that you want to change.

After your health check, you will get:

  • A copy of your results.
  • Advice on where you can find more support.
  • We will also pass your results to your GP for you, and we might ask you to contact them for further tests.

“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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