NHS Health Checks

Published: 19 July 2023

What is an NHS Health Check?

NHS Health Check is a national programme in England for people between the ages of 40 and 74. It is a free 30 minute check to assess your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease. This check is offered because everybody is at risk of developing these health problems, having an NHS Health Check can help you to lower your chance of developing them. You can find a provider here. 

Can I have an NHS Health Check?

You can have an NHS Health Check once every five years and most people in the age range are eligible but there are some exceptions. If you already have any of the conditions mentioned above or you are already being treated for high cholesterol or high blood pressure then you will not be eligible. The NHS Health Check is part of a national programme to help prevent the onset of these problems. Every eligible West Sussex resident will be invited for a check once every five years. If you are outside the age range and concerned about your health, you should contact your GP.