Free Health Checks
Free health checks are available for everyone in England who is aged 40-74.
Unfortunately, Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and some forms of dementia.
However, the good news is that these conditions can often be prevented, even if you have a family history of them.
NHS Health Check can help you by assessing your risk of developing these health problems and giving you personalised advice on how to reduce it.
Find out when and how you can get you health check below.
All GP practices and some pharmacies in the borough offer free NHS Health Checks for 40-74 year olds. If you’re registered with a GP, you may be invited for the check by letter, or you may be offered the check when you're at your GP or local pharmacy.
Please call 0808 1410 118 or visit www.lewisham.gov.uk/healthchecks for more information or for a list of participating pharmacies.
In Greenwich, residents are offered the enhanced NHS Health Check PLUS, which looks at overall mental health and the risk of cancer, as well as the risk of other long-term health problems. For more information, please visit the Live Well website.
All GP Practices offer a health check. If you’re registered with a GP, you may be invited for the check by letter, or you may be offered the check when you're at your GP or local pharmacy.
To find a list of GPs and pharmacies in your area please go to the NHS Choices website.