NHS Health Checks: Healthy You

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These free NHS Health Checks for people age 40-74 are designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia, and help find ways to lower this risk.

Healthy You is a free service for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough residents who are looking to make changes to their lifestyle.

The NHS Health Check looks at your general health – recording your height, weight, age, sex, ethnicity, blood pressure, cholesterol and HbA1c. These 20-30 minutes appointments available during the day, weekend and evenings.

You get:

  • Immediate results which are shared with your GP
  • Advice on how to improve your health.
  • Help to get specialist support if needed.

They recommend that everyone age 40+ have a health check every 5 years if you have not had a stroke, or you do not have heart disease, diabetes or kidney disease.

Healthy You can support you to make simple changes and create achievable goals that will improve your health and wellbeing. Healthy You will provide you with the tools, encouragement and motivational support every step of the way.

Find out what local services they offer on this page.

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What’s it like getting a Healthy You NHS Health Check?

HAY team member Susan decided to find out since she’s within the age range for checks to spot early signs of stroke, diabetes, and more. She just rang the phone number – there are lots of convenient venues – and arranged a time at one near her. At the appointment, a friendly professional conducted the checks which include a finger prick blood test. She was given her results right there, and if there is a problem they refer you to your GP right away. The appointment is only 20-30 minutes long and you can get all sorts of great info about healthy life styles.

If you would like to join a service or find out more please call 0333 005 0093, text healthyu to 60777, or [email protected]

If you are ineligible and cannot have a full NHS Health Check, they can still offer you a Health MOT. If you see Healthy You out and about in the community, please say hello and get a free Health MOT. Here is Kerry explaining what you can expect:

How to contact

Where to go

Available throughout South Cambridgeshire

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