Dorset Health Check
WHAT IS A HEALTH CHECK? The HEALTH CHECK is a great way to manage your health, even if you are feeling well and healthy, the health check is available to you.
YOUR HEALTH - The Health Check is a free check-up of your overall health. It can tell you whether you are at higher risk of getting certain health problems, such as: Heart disease, Diabetes, Kidney disease and a Stroke.
If you are over 65, you will also be told the signs and symptoms of dementia to be aware.
If you are aged 40-74, you should have a Health Check every five years. Your HEALTH CHECK is free, there's zero cost to you, and you could be saving your life in the long term.
HOW WILL IT HELP ME? Your Health Check assessment will measure your risks of developing health problems, and give you advice on how to prevent future health problems. The risk level varies from person to person, but everyone is at risk of developing.
What happens at an appointment?
The HEALTH CHECK appointment is very informal, and you will be called into a private room, just as if you were at your usual GP or Dentist for an appointment.
FREE - Your HEALTH CHECK is free, there's zero cost to you, and you could be saving your life in the long term.
QUICK - Your Health Check appointment takes about 20-30 minutes, and you will have time to ask questions.
FRIENDLY - Their friendly health professionals – often a nurse or healthcare assistant carry out your HEALTH CHECK.