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NHS Health Checks

    • Aged 40 to 74? Book your free NHS Health Check today.

    Aged 40 to 74? Book your free NHS Health Check today.

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Aged between 40 and 74? The free NHS Health Check is your chance to get a free midlife MOT. Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, diabetes or kidney disease. The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented - even if you have a history of them in your family. 

By attending the quick and easy check, we can assess your risk of developing these conditions and we'll then provide you with simple steps to help you reduce that risk and stay healthy in the future. 

Why should I have an NHS Health Check?

As you get older, the risk of developing these conditions increases. Other factors can put you at a greater risk, these include: 

  • Being overweight
  • Being physically inactive
  • Not eating healthily
  • Smoking
  • Drinking too much alcohol
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol

How do I get an NHS Health Check? 

You can book a free NHS health check at one of the following local pharmacies:

Boots the Chemist
Above Bar 19-29 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7DX
023 8033 3983
Boots the Chemist Woolston
9 Victoria Road, Woolston, Southampton SO19 9DY
023 8044 8394
Day Lewis Chemist Sholing
Sullivan Road, Sholing, Southampton SO19 0HS
023 8044 9761
Day Lewis Chemist Lordswood
398 Coxford Road, Lordswood, Southampton SO16 5LL
023 8078 0115
Avicenna Pharmacy
99 Rownhams Road, Maybush, Southampton SO16 5EB
023 8077 1211
Sangha Pharmacy
48 Thornhill Park Road, Thornhill, Southampton SO18 5TQ
023 8046 2333
S K Roy Dispensing Chemist
44 St Mary's Road, St Mary's, Southampton, SO14 0BG
023 8039 9907
122 Brintons Road, St Mary's, Southampton SO14 0DB
023 8063 1472
Well Thornhill
326 Hinler Road, Thornhill, Southampton SO19 6DF
023 8083 3269
Between the ages of 40 and 74 you'll also receive a letter reminding you this check is now due. When this arrives, be sure to book a convenient appointment with your local GP surgery.

What happens at the NHS Health Check? 

  • It takes approximately 20 minutes
  • You will be asked some simple questions including your family history
  • We will record your height, weight, age, sex and ethnicity
  • We will take your blood pressure
  • We will do a simple blood test to check your cholesterol
  • We will ask a few simple lifestyle questions. 

What happens after the NHS Health Check? 

  • You will be taken through your results and told what they mean
  • We will discuss how we can support you to reduce your risks and maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • You may be advised about other services to help you maintain a healthier lifestyle
  • You may require additional tests and treatment or medication may be recommended.