NHS Health Check

A 20 to 30 minute health assessment to check if you are at risk of potentially avoidable conditions, like heart disease and diabetes

If you're aged between 40 and 74 and haven't already been diagnosed with heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, stroke or high blood pressure, you may be eligible for a health check.

If you are eligible you will receive an invitation from your GP around your 40th, 45th, 50th, 55th, 60th, 65th and 70th birthdays.

At your health check you will be asked about your lifestyle and family medical history. You'll also have some routine tests like height and weight, blood pressure and cholesterol. You will be able to discuss your results with your health check provider and talk about what you can do to be healthy.

Taking up the offer of a free NHS Health Check will improve the health and wellbeing of people in Hampshire and in the long term will reduce the cost on health and social care services.

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Where you can have your health check

Your health check will usually take place at the GP surgery that you are registered with.

If you think you are eligible but have not had an invitation, you can contact your GP to request an NHS Health Check.

While the NHS Health Check programme is for people aged 40 to 74, anyone aged 75 or over can request a general health review consultation from their practice if they have not had one within the last 12 months.

Your health check will usually take place at the GP surgery that you are registered with.

Who is most at risk

As we get older, or belong to one of the following groups, there is a higher risk of developing conditions like high blood pressure, heart disease or type 2 diabetes.

All eligible 40-74 year olds can have a health check but it is particularly important if you:

  • have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30+
  • currently smoke
  • have a close family member with a history of coronary heart disease
  • are from a black, Asian and other minority ethnic background

Each month nearly 3500 Hampshire residents take up their free NHS Health Check. These checks can spot the early signs of conditions such as heart disease and type2 diabetes and help prevent these happening to you. This means you'll be more likely to enjoy life for longer.

After your Health Check

Being aware of your risks and taking steps to reduce them can improve your chance of maintaining or improving your health as you get older. 

Get Support

Hampshire County Council commission services that may be able to provide you with support to reduce your risks and improve your health.

Expert Advice to Stop Smoking
Weight Management Support and Advice
Expert support for alcohol