NHS Health Checks

Helping you prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.

If you are aged between 40 and 74, you will receive an invitation to have an NHS Health Check.*

It’s FREE and simple and could save your life!

Why do I need an NHS Health Check? I feel fine!

Even if you feel great, you should take up the offer of your free NHS Health Check. Some conditions, such as high blood pressure, often don’t have any symptoms, so you may not know that you have them.

What happens at a health check?

Your blood pressure will be checked along with your height and weight, and you will be given a small finger prick test to check your blood cholesterol. You’ll also be asked some questions about your current lifestyle and family history. The check will let you know if you are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease, kidney disease or diabetes in the future. It can’t tell you if you already have these conditions. You can discuss the results and get personalised advice and lifestyle support. You may be asked to see your GP to discuss the results.

Where can I get one?

Most people will get an invite from their GP and will book in with the practice nurse or another healthcare professional at the surgery. However, some people may not be offered this service by the practice, or might want to have a check somewhere more convenient to them. We offer temporary clinics in places where people live and work, so you might be able to get one while out shopping, or at your local Gateway or library, for example.

Some pharmacies also offer NHS Health Checks.

The ‘My Health Check’ app

Before your appointment, why not download the free  ‘My Health Check’ app to help you keep track of your health improvement journey.

Get in touch

Call 0300 123 1220

Email kcht.hicentraladmin@nhs.net

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January 2018
Dover

Friendly approach made me feel at ease.

January 2018
Tunbridge Wells

I found the health check person very helpful, explained clearly and friendly. He reassured me when necessary and I cannot fault the service. Very nice.

January 2018
Maidstone

Very useful and helpful information provided about your health and advice offered on how to improve.

February 2018
Gravesham

Organised the appointment quickly and precisely.

February 2018
Sittingbourne

Very polite, helpful and had time to ask all relevant questions.

December 2017
Gravesham

Quick and efficient.

December 2017
Thanet

The appointment was pleasurable and informative. The health check was useful and I was treated with respect and dignity, thank you.

November 2017
Dartford

Friendly, simple and very informative.

November 2017
Maidstone

Easy to get through and book appointment.

October 2017
Dartford

Staff member was efficient and helpful.

October 2017
Tonbridge & Malling

Excellent service and test explained.

October 2017
Folkestone

Polite, friendly on phone, let me book a time and day that was suitable around work. Text message was great to remind me of appointment.

September 2017
Ashford

Very friendly, informative and interesting service. Will recommend.

September 2017
Thanet

It was quick and easy to understand and informative. Also very important.

September 2017
Maidstone

The staff member was polite and helpful. She was very efficient and knowledgeable regarding the service and its availability.

August 2017
Gravesham

Clear answers to my questions.

August 2017
Sevenoaks

Very helpful, gave choice of venue and time.

July 2017
Maidstone

The person giving the health check was friendly, courteous and really engaging. He gave lots of praise for good results and great advice on things to do to improve.

May 2017
Thanet

Very clear and efficient advice, leaflets to take away, very clear guidelines. Excellent NHS service.

May 2017
Dartford

The nurse person I saw was very understanding, helpful and caring. I felt I was given the time and patience I needed.

April 2017
Gravesham

Very efficient, informative and reassuring.

April 2017
Thanet

Very nice, felt relaxed and they were helpful.

March 2017
Dartford

Service was very good, started on time. Paul explained to me exactly what was going to happen very clearly and politely. He was also friendly and made me feel comfortable.

March 2017
Tunbridge Wells

Very kind, considerate lady. Reassuring, positive and knowledgeable. Really helped me with my process of healthy living.

March 2017
Folkestone

Having this facility gives peace of mind. Any problems found would be followed up.

February 2017
Maidstone

I can't praise this service highly enough. Friendly, efficient team and service. Keep up the good work

February 2017
Dartford

Felt this service to be very useful. The healthcare assistant put me at ease and explained checks very clearly.

February 2017
Tunbridge Wells

Extremely helpful to my questions and good experience all round.

January 2017
Folkestone

The ladies were welcoming and explained all what was happening all the way through the health check.

December 2016
Ashford

Caralyn was the most warm and professional lady. Thank you.

December 2016
Sevenoaks

Staff very helpful for appointment booking.

November 2016
Maidstone

The health care advisor was very courteous and explained the health check comprehensively and professionally. All tests were completed with full explanations and advice.

November 2016
Dartford

Gonzalo made it helpful, interesting and was considerate and caring. He was very enthusiastic about the service and did a great job.

October 2016
Thanet

Convenient and easy health check that was very informative.

September 2016
Folkestone

I am very pleased with the service. It has been very good. I will recommend it to all my friends and family.

September 2016
Maidstone

It's important to be aware of any health issues. Wonderful opportunity.

August 2016
Maidstone

It was informative and interesting. I felt comfortable discussing my health with the advisor.

August 2016
Gravesham

I found the service to be very informative. The member of staff performing the check was very knowledgeable and helpful.

July 2016
Gravesham

The Health Advisor has just made my day. Completely professional, amazing approach and took his time to answer all my questions.

July 2016
Sheppey

Life changing advice, very well given and well detailed to move forward in a positive direction.

June 2016
Maidstone

Rafiael was extremely informative and was very kind. He explained everything in detail before he done anything and went into detail with my results.

May 2016
Gravesham

Easy, convenient and thorough.

May 2016
Maidstone

The lady was polite. She gave me an appointment that suited me. She told me what to expect in the appointment.

April 2016
Faversham

Friendly, professional and giving confidence.

April 2016
Canterbury

Felt very comfortable, reassured and positive for me.

March 2016
Folkestone

I have found this health check very informative and a positive experience. Results were explained clearly.

March 2016
Maidstone

Right approach. Friendly and listened to me carefully.

January 2016

I found the clinician (Gonzalo) very informed and the advice he gave will certainly improve my fitness level. (Sittingbourne)

January 2016

The Health Advisor, Jo, was extremely professional, informative and kind. (Sevenoaks)

January 2016

Phone answered promptly and staff were helpful and polite. (Romney Marsh)