Total Health Check

 

6 essential checks for a healthy mind and body

As we age, our risk of developing health conditions can increase; including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and a greater risk of stroke. So, it’s important to be health conscious and understand the risks.

Our Total Health Check can help you get to grips with your health. Comprising of 6 essential health checks, during your tests we’ll look at factors that influence your health to help you stay on top of your wellbeing.

What is included in my Total Health Check?

  • Blood pressure test
  • Cholesterol test
  • Type 2 diabetes screening
  • Family history
  • BMI (body mass index). Find out what BMI is here
  • Lifestyle questionnaire, including whether you smoke and eat a healthy balanced diet

The order of the tests within your total health check may vary depending on your healthcare professional and any questions you may have. Each check is as individual as you are, and can help you to pro-actively take control of your health.

What happens at the health check up?

During your appointment, a member of our healthcare team will go through ways that you can help to reduce your risks of developing certain health conditions. Once you’ve finished your appointment, you will be taken through your results and given advice and support on how you can improve your health. You will also be given a copy of your results to keep and a pack of helpful advice and tips.

You may be advised to come back for a follow up appointment if your results are different to what is expected. If you are found to be at a high risk of developing certain conditions, our Pharmacist will refer you to other healthcare services or your GP.

Who can have the health check?

If you’re over the age of 18 and want to keep an eye on your health, then you can have a total health check at your local LloydsPharmacy. The health check is especially useful if you’re looking to cut down on smoking, check your blood sugar levels or brush up on healthy eating. It’s an all-round service to help you take control and manage your health.

How much does the Total Health Check cost?

£25, which is payable in store by cash or card at the time of your appointment.

Frequently asked questions

 

You can get your full health check at over 500 LloydsPharmacy stores. It’s simple to book your appointment online, our online booking form allows you to book your health test at the closest LloydsPharmacy to you.

 

 

It is recommended that you book an appointment, you can easily do this online with our booking form. Or you can visit your local LloydsPharmacy for more details.

 

 

Approximately 25 minutes. However, your health review can vary depending on your results or if you have any extra questions.

 

 

After your appointment, we’ll explain your results. You’ll receive a copy of them and a pack of helpful tips and advice to help you improve your health. We might advise you to come back for a follow-up appointment, or our Pharmacist could refer you to your GP or other healthcare services if you’re found to be at a higher risk of developing certain conditions.

 

 

No, however for you blood pressure test you may want to wear a short sleeve top so a member of our healthcare team can easily take your reading.

 

 

If you’re asked to come in again for a follow-up appointment then the cost of this service or appointment is at the discretion of the pharmacist.

 

 

Having regular health checks are important, they can help to give you information about your overall health. As well as the chance to ask a healthcare professional any questions you may have and receive advice to help you look after your health. Did you know that all adults over 40 are advised to have their blood pressure checked at least every 5 years, as it’s the only way of knowing if you have high blood pressure.

 

 

The NHS health check is for those aged between 40 and 74 who are eligible, whereas our instore Total Health Check is available to adults over the age of 18.

 

 

BMI (body mass index) is a calculation of your size that takes your height and weight into account. It’s used as a general risk assessment for overall health. While it’s a useful guide, your BMI can only tell you if you’re carrying too much weight, not if you’re carrying too much fat. This is because the figure does not differentiate between excess fat, muscle or bone. Find out more about BMI and view a BMI chart here.