NHS health checks
If you're 40 to 74 years old and live in Norfolk, or are registered with a Norfolk GP practice, you could be eligible for a free NHS Health Check.
Where can I get my NHS Health Check?
There are several easy ways to book your free NHS Health Check at a time and location that's convenient for you.
Book a free NHS Health Check with REED Wellbeing
Book your NHS Health Check at a local community venue by calling REED Wellbeing on 0808 175 0413 or by completing their online form.
Some clinics may also be available for drop-in sessions where an appointment isn't necessary. Find a clinic on this list of community venues.
Book a free NHS Health Check with the Health & Wellbeing Support Service (Norse Eastern)
You can book your NHS Health Check at a local community venue by completing their online form.
Enquire with your GP surgery
You'll be invited by your GP surgery for a free NHS Health Check every 5 years if:
- You're between 40 and 74 years of age
- Do not already have a pre-existing condition
For further information send an enquiry to your GP surgery.
Enquire at your local pharmacy
Some pharmacies offer NHS Health Checks to any eligible Norfolk resident. Ask at your local pharmacy for availability.
Why have an NHS Health Check?
Having your free NHS Health Check will help you to be better prepared for the future by identifying risks early and taking steps to reduce them.
The NHS Health Check will take about 20-30 minutes, during which:
- The health professional will ask you some simple questions about your family history and lifestyle
- They'll record your height, weight, gender, ethnicity and age
- They'll take your blood pressure
- They'll carry out a simple fingertip blood test to check your cholesterol level
After the NHS Health Check you might receive:
- Tailored advice and information and your overall risk of developing cardiovascular disease
- Signposting to local services, such as weight management and physical activity services, to help you make any lifestyle changes (if needede)
- Referral to your GP practice for management of cardiovascular risk (as appropriate)