Get a health check in Hartlepool

Take a moment and think about your health - that's the message from a Hartlepool charity to the people of the town.

Monday, 22nd August 2016, 10:00 am
The new Health Bus.

Staff at the York Road-based Hartlepool Families First are encouraging all local residents to get themselves checked out. It’s worth doing even if you are feeling well, they said.

And the perfect opportunity to get a health check is available thanks to the town’s Health Bus service.

Families First, which this year celebrates its 28th anniversary, provides the Health Bus service that tours the town throughout the week.

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It offers a wide range of health services and information 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.”

As part of the service, residents aged 40 to 75 are offered the Free NHS Health Check. It is a national screening programme aimed at identifying and reducing an individual’s risk of developing cardiovascular illnesses in the next 10 years (including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease).

People aged 25 to 39, are offered the Mini Health Check.

Staff from the Health Bus will be at Hartlepool People Centre tomorrow from 10am until 2pm.