FREE heart health snapshot to help you live well for longer, provided by Oxfordshire County Council
If you are aged 40-74 years and live in Oxfordshire, you could be eligible for a FREE NHS Health Check.
It only takes
30 to 45 minutes
Get clarity, screens for
the most important
advice & support
Why have a FREE NHS Health Check?
How do I get a FREE NHS Health Check?
Health Checks Oxfordshire has set up conveniently located Community Hubs for face-to-face health checks across Oxfordshire. They are close to transport links with flexible opening hours. You can book your health check with our expert health coaches at a time and place to suit you.
Expert advice and support
Health Checks Oxfordshire is commissioned to deliver free NHS Health Checks on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council, supporting the Health Check catch-up programme.
Because we care about your health, we offer more than NHS Health Checks, our qualified expert health advisors are passionate about supporting you on a journey to make lifestyles changes to help you live well for longer.
Clear and actionable results
Your results provide a deeper understanding of your health and help spot the early signs of risk of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia.
They give you an accurate, NHS validated snapshot of what’s happening inside your body so that you can take the steps necessary to take control of your health and wellbeing.
We cut through the jargon to provide you with an easy-to-understand report.
One of our health coaches will talk you through your results to explain what it means and provide personalised advice.
Your results may mean you need a referral to your GP or other health care professional. We may also refer you to other organisations for ongoing support to improve your health. Here are our partners working with us to help you live well for longer:
A personal health coach in your palm
Our Free Best You app provides extra support and motivation to make lasting lifestyle changes easier. You can track and improve your health and wellbeing, anywhere, anytime available on the App Store and Google Play or at best-you.org.
The face-to-face health check will take approx. 30-45 minutes to complete.
You’ll be asked some simple questions, including:
• whether any of your close relatives have had the illnesses being checked for
• if and how much you smoke
• how much alcohol you drink, if any
• how much physical activity you do
Your age, gender and ethnicity will be recorded.
Your weight and height will be measured to work out if you are a healthy weight for your height.
Your waist may also be measured using a tape measure.
Your blood pressure will be taken using a cuff fitted over your upper arm. Your pulse will be taken too.
Your health professional will also take a blood sample from your finger during your health check appointment.
During a face-to-face appointment, your health check practitioner will discuss your results at the end of your appointment.
You will be provided with a report outlining your results to take away from the appointment.
Depending on your results, you’ll be given advice about how to lower your risk with lifestyle changes. You may also be referred to local services, such as stop smoking and physical activity services, to help you make any changes.