You may feel healthy but everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease or stroke. The good news is they can often be prevented. A simple health check can help identify your risk factor and advise you how to maintain good health.
Essex County Council funds free NHS health checks for residents aged 40-74 who are not already diagnosed with one of the above conditions. You only need to have a check once every five years. The check is free and takes around 20-30 minutes. For more information, visit the NHS Choices.
You can book in for a check at your GP and many pharmacies:
In addition, you can arrange a health check or attend one of the mobile sessions held in community locations across the county, such as high streets and supermarkets.
Chelmsford, Braintree, Maldon, Colchester, Tendring, Epping Forest, Harlow, Uttlesford, Castle Point or Rochford
Anglian Community Enterprise delivers health checks in a number of community locations.
Basildon or Brentwood
North East London NHS Foundation Trust Vitality service delivers health checks in a number of community locations.
- Tel: 0800 0778000 (free from landlines, mobile rates may apply)