Wellness Service Health Checks
If you live in Kirklees and are aged between 40-74, you could be eligible for a Free Wellness Service Health Check with one of our qualified and friendly Health Coaches.
A Health Check is an important part of looking after your health and is designed to spot early signs of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke and dementia. As we age, the risk of developing one or more of these conditions increases. In addition, there are certain factors that put you at greater risk, including:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Being overweight
- Lack of physical activity
- Drinking too much alcohol
The good news is that a Wellness Service Health Check measures these factors, helps you to understand your individual risk and importantly, what lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your chance of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke and dementia.
What is involved?
A Health Check is an opportunity to chat to an accredited Health Coach who will discuss your health with you and complete the following checks :
- Body Mass Index (Height & Weight)
- Blood Pressure
- Average Blood Glucose (HbA1c)
- Physical Activity Levels
The appointment lasts approximately 30 – 45 minutes and gives you the opportunity to chat about your results and identify potential lifestyle changes that may prevent future ill health. You will receive a personalised booklet that explains each check, your results, and steps that you can take to improve your health.
Should any of your results indicate that you may benefit from additional support or tests, we can refer you directly to your GP.
Am I eligible?
To be eligible for a Wellness Service health Check you must be a Kirklees resident, aged between 40-74 and NOT have any of the following pre-existing conditions:
- Heart disease
- Chronic kidney disease
- High blood pressure
- Atrial fibrillation
- Transient ischemic attack
- Inherited high cholesterol
- Heart failure
- Peripheral arterial disease
- Currently being prescribed statins to lower cholesterol
You would also NOT be eligible if previous checks have found that you have a 20% higher risk of getting cardiovascular disease over the next 10 years
If any of the above applies, you should already be receiving regular check-ups from your health care team. If this is not the case, please contact your GP Surgery.
When you request a Health Check you will be asked some questions to determine your eligibility. If you are eligible a member of the team will be in contact to arrange a date and time.
Where can I get a Wellness Service Health Check?
Wellness Service Health Checks are available in accessible community venues across three areas of Kirklees from the week beginning November 8th2021. See below for further information regarding dates and times. You can request a health check here.
|Monday||8:30am – 4.00pm||KAL Batley Sports and Tennis Centre, Windmill Lane, Birstall, Batley, WF17 0QD|
|9.00am – 5.00pm||Chestnut Centre, 2a Chestnut St, Sheepridge, Huddersfield HD2 1HJ
|1.00pm – 4.00pm||Drop By Community Resource Centre , 12 Sycamore Court, Longwood, HD3 4SS
|Tuesday||8:30am – 13:00pm||Northfield Hall, 40 Norfolk Ave, Huddersfield HD2 1GS
|9.00am – 12.30pm||Al-Hikmah Centre, 28 Track Road, Batley, ; WF17 7AA
|9.00am – 4.00pm||Jubilee Centre, Market St, Paddock, HD1 4SH
|Thursday||10.00am – 5.00pm||Lindley Library, Lidget St, Lindley, Huddersfield HD3 3JP
|8.30am – 4.30pm||Jo Cox House, Batley, WF17 5DS
|10.00am – 1.00pm||Lockwood Baptist Church, 252 Lockwood Rd, Lockwood, Huddersfield HD1 3TG
|2.00pm – 6.00pm||Almondbury Library, Farfield Rd, Almondbury, Huddersfield HD5 8TD
|9.00am – 12.30pm||Piazza Centre, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield HD1 2RS
If you would like further information or the opportunity to chat to a Health Coach about the Wellness Service Health Check, please contact the Wellness Service on 01484 234095