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NHS Health Checks

Information about Health Checks, which are provided free of charge to East Riding adults aged 40 to 74 years-old who have not previously been diagnosed with a long-term condition, such as heart disease, liver disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and high blood pressure.

What are NHS Health Checks?

Health Checks are provided free of charge to East Riding adults aged 40 to 74 years old who have not previously been diagnosed with a long-term condition, such as heart disease, liver disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and high blood pressure.

It is advised that adults who meet these criteria should have a health check every 5 years. 

What happens at a NHS Health Check?

Individuals attend a face-to-face consultation where they are asked a series of questions and some simple tests are carried out to determine their risk of developing health issues in the future.

The questions include:

  • age, gender and ethnicity 
  • details of their past illnesses and those of close family members 
  • medications currently being prescribed 
  • lifestyle habits such as smoking, alcohol intake, physical activity and diet. 

The tests include:

  • blood pressure
  • body mass index (BMI)
  • blood test for cholesterol.

After the check is completed, you will discuss the results and what this means to your health. Lifestyle advice is provided, for example on how to get help to give up smoking, to be more active, to eat healthily or to lower alcohol consumption. If needed, you will be referred to other services.

  Where can I get an NHS Health Check?

You can get a Health Check at various East Riding of Yorkshire Council Leisure Centres, provided by  Leisure Services:

  • Leisure Complex, Beverley, HU17 0LT. Tel: (01482) 395230
  • Leisure Centre, Hornsea, HU18 1PZ. Tel: (01964) 533366
  • Sports Centre, Bridlington, YO16 4AY. Tel: (01262) 678077
  • Pavilion Leisure Centre, Withernsea, HU19 2QA. Tel: (01964) 614000
  • Leisure Centre, Driffield, YO25 5HZ. Tel:  (01377) 257480
  • South Holderness Sports Centre, Preston, HU12 8UY. Tel: (01482) 897609
  • Leisure Centre, Goole, DN14 5QX. Tel: (01405) 769005
  • Francis Scaife Sports Centre, Pocklington, YO42 2QE. Tel: (01759) 305052
  • King George V Sports Centre, Cottingham, HU16 5QW. Tel: (01482) 395320 (managed as a trust)
  • Haltemprice Leisure Centre, Anlaby, HU10 6QJ. Tel: (01482) 652501.

General Practice (GPs)

Humber Foundation NHS Trust

Health Trainers (external website) 
Tel. 0800 9177752

  • Health Trainer Shop, 19 Quay Road, Bridlington, YO15 2AB
  • East Riding Community Hospital, Beverley, HU17 9PE
  • Health Trainer Shop, 67 Boothferry Road, Goole, DN14 6BB
  • Pavilion Leisure Centre, Withernsea, HU19 2QA
  • Alfred Bean Hospital, Driffield, YO25 5JR
  • Hornsea Community Hospital, Eastgate, Hornsea, HU18 1LP.

Pharmacies

Lloyds Pharmacy

Lloyds Pharmacy (external website)

  • 4 Market Place, Hornsea, HU18 1AW. Tel: (01964) 532967
  • Kings Parade, King Street, Cottingham, HU16 5QQ. Tel: (01482) 847112
  • Goole Health Centre, Woodland Avenue, Goole, DN14 6RU. Tel: (01405) 763074
  • Unit 3, The Viking Centre, Middle Street North, Driffield, YO25 6ST. Tel: (01377) 257471
  • Unit 6, Welton Road, Brough, HU15 1AF. Tel: (01482) 667371 
  • 1 Samman Road, Beverley, East Riding Of Yorkshire HU17 0BS. Tel: (01482) 868317
  • 1 - 5 Westgate, Old Town, Bridlington YO16 4QF. Tel: (01262) 676847.

Day Lewis Pharmacy

85 Newbegin, Hornsea, HU18 1PA. Tel: (01964) 532066.

Whitworth Chemists Ltd

264 Bricknell Avenue, Kingston Upon Hull HU5 4QG. Tel: (01482) 342705.

In the Hull area

If you are a Hull resident you can find details of where you can get an NHS Health Check on the Hull City website:

Hull.gov.uk - NHS Health Checks (external website)

Where can I read about NHS Health Checks in a different language or large print?

You can view individual leaflets in the most popular languages, using the links below. 

Please note: these documents belong to the NHS and are not the property of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, therefore we accept no responsibility for the content. 

The leaflets can also be downloaded directly from the NHS website: 

NHS Health Check leaflet - National Information Leaflets (external website)

NHS Health Check leaflet - English (external website)

NHS Health Check leaflet - English (large print) (external website)