If you live in Kirklees, are aged 40-74 and don’t have pre-existing health conditions, you could be eligible for a free health check with one of our qualified Coaches.
A health check is an important part of taking care of yourself. As we get older, the risk of developing cardio-vascular disease, diabetes, stroke, and dementia increase. Our checks can help spot the early signs and prevent escalation.
What is involved?
Our Health Coaches will spend about 30 – 45 minutes with you. They will check your blood pressure, Body Mass Index (BMI), average blood glucose and cholesterol. They will also ask some questions about your physical activity, alcohol intake and smoking habits.
You will have an opportunity to chat about your results and together, develop a personalised plan identifying potential lifestyle changes and steps towards improving 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?
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, diabetes, high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation, transient ischemic attack, inherited high cholesterol, heart failure, peripheral arterial disease, stroke or if you are currently being prescribed statins to lower cholesterol.
If previous checks have found that you have a 20% higher risk of getting cardiovascular disease over the next 10 years you would not be able to access this service.
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.
Where can I get a health check?
We are working from community venues in Kirklees, making it easier for you to access the service. Our health checks are currently available to residents in Golcar, Crosland Moor and Netherton, Newsome, Greenhead, Batley East, Birstall and Birkenshaw, Ashbrow and Lindley.
Locations and times
From March 2022, we are following the timetable below:
|Monday||9:30am - 12:30pm||Al Hikmah Centre, 28 Track Road, Batley, WF17 7AA|
|2:00pm - 8:00pm||Huddersfield Leisure Centre, Spring Grove Street, HD1 4BP|
|Tuesday||9:00am - 4:00pm||Jubilee Centre, Market Street, Paddock, HD1 4SH|
|10:00am - 4:30pm||Birstall Library, Market Street, Birstall, WF17 9EN|
|10:00am - 3:00pm||Northfield Hall Community Centre, Sheepridge, Huddersfield, HD2 1GS|
|Thursday||8:30am - 4:30pm||Jo Cox House, Batley, WF17 5DS|
|10:00am - 6:00pm||Lindley Library, Lidget St, Lindley, HD3 3JP|
|12:45pm - 4:00pm||Thornton Lodge Community Centre, Brook St, Thornton Lodge, HD1 3JW|