Health and wellbeing services

Includes community health services, stop smoking, weight management, diabetes prevention and drug and alcohol misuse services

Health checks for people over 40

If you are aged between 40 and 74 and live in Essex, you may be eligible for a free health check. The NHS will invite you for a free health check once every five years.

This check can help you reduce or manage your risk of developing long term health conditions such as heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, diabetes and some types of dementia.

Find out more about NHS health checks from the Essex Wellbeing Service.

Additional health checks for the over-65s

Once you reach the age of 65 you will be invited to additional checks and screening. These may include:

  • cervical cancer screening
  • breast cancer screening
  • bowel cancer screening
  • diabetic retinopathy
  • abdominal aortic aneurysm screening

There is also a senior health check for those aged 75 to 84.