How do I get an NHS Health Check?

Because the NHS Health Check programme is run by local authorities, how you get your check varies depending on where you live.

If you are aged 40-74, you live in England, you're not on a disease register and you are registered with a GP that offers NHS Health Checks, you should receive an invitation every five years to go for your check. This will usually be sent to you as a letter, with additional printed information. You may receive reminders about your NHS Health Check appointment by phone or email.

While the check is usually done in GP surgeries and local pharmacies, they may also be offered at other suitable and accessible places in your neighbourhood, such as mobile units or leisure centres.

We are currently building a directory of local NHS Health Check services which will enable you to search for the NHS Health Check programme in your area. The directory is schedule to go live this summer.

Find out more and other ways of checking your health now:

If you have already had your NHS Health Check, why not share share how you got yours below?

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  • The Health Check programme has been running for over 5 years and the NHS is only now building a database for access to it. It is another postcode health lottery.

  • Never been invited. Not on a disease register. It is a postcode lottery.

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