All aboard for a free winter health check

A health bus is offering winter checks to thousands of people.

Monday, 12th December 2016, 12:55 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 12:36 pm
Melanie Clark and Ken Howlett at the Health Bus.

The York Road-based Hartlepool Families First wants residents to use the Health Bus service that tours the town offering services including the NHS Health Check.

A spokesman said: “Even if you are feeling well, it is worth having your NHS Health Check now.

“Making lifestyle changes as early as possible reduces your chances of developing serious, life-limiting- conditions such as heart disease and strokes in the future.”

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People aged 40 to 75 are offered the Free NHS Health Check.

Those aged 25 to 39 can have the Mini Health Check.

The service can be found at:

Thursday: 9.30am to 11.30am - The Headland near the Borough Hall; 12pm to 2.00pm - Brierton community Sports Centre (Brierton Lane); 2.30pm to 4.30pm - Fens Shops (Catcote Road)

Friday: 9.30am to 11.30pm- Duke Street near the Supporters Club; 12pm to 2.00pm - Davison Drive near the shops; 2.30pm to 4.30pm - Wiltshire Way (Throston Grange Shops)

Saturday: 10am to 12pm - Villiers Street near the Central Library; 12.30pm to 2.30pm - Seaton Carew sea front.

Visit or contact (01429) 867016.