When you enrol with Ropata Health, you are entitled to a free health check with one of our healthcare assistants (HCA). This check is to allow us to get a full medical history and can also tell you whether you’re at higher risk of getting certain health problems, such as:
- heart disease
- kidney disease
A health check will take 15 minutes for patients with notes from their previous practice, or 30 without. These appointments will need to be booked with one of our reception team.
The HCA will ask you some simple questions about your lifestyle and family history, measure your height and weight, and take your blood pressure.
Based on this, they will be able to give you an idea of your chances of getting heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes.
You will then receive personalised advice to lower your risk. This could include talking about:
- how to improve your diet and the amount of physical activity you do
- taking medicines to lower your blood pressure or cholesterol
- how to lose weight or stop smoking