St. Marys Road, Ferndown, BH22 9HB

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NHS

Telephone: 01202 897000

NHS Health Checks

Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and some forms of dementia. The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented – even if you have a history of them in your family. Have your free NHS Health Check and you will be better prepared for the future and be able to take steps to maintain or improve your health.

Why do i need an NHS Health Check?

We know that your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and dementia increases with age. There are also certain things that will put you at even greater risk.
These are:

  • being overweight
  • being physically inactive
  • not eating healthily
  • smoking
  • drinking too much alcohol
  • high blood pressure
  • high cholesterol

Is there anything to be worried about?

The NHS Health Check has the potential to reduce your chances of developing certain conditions, and many people find it beneficial. However, it is your choice whether or not you take up the offer of a free NHS Health Check. Some people might be worried about the check and the impact of the results on their lifestyles. If you do have any concerns you can discuss them when you attend your check.

What happens at the check?

This check is to assess your risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and stroke.

  • The check will take about 20-30 minutes
  • You’ll be asked some simple questions. For example, about your family history and choices which may put your health at risk.
  • We’ll record your height, weight, age, sex and ethnicity
  • We’ll check your blood pressure and cholesterol

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:30 until 18:30
  • Tuesday
    08:30 until 18:30
  • Wednesday
    08:30 until 18:30
  • Thursday
    08:30 until 18:30
  • Friday
    08:30 until 18:30
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED