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Well Checks

Although many of our face-to-face services are currently suspended due to the pandemic, we’re still here to support people across Northern Ireland with our other vital services, which have been adapted for online delivery including online health checks and talks/webinars.

With almost 90% of our work funded by donations, we need your donations now more than ever, so we can keep ‘Caring through COVID’ and provide life-saving information and support. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and being aware of risk factors to your health (and knowing the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and stroke) will help to prevent chest, heart and stroke conditions, as well as reducing the risks associated with Coronavirus.

Well Checks rgb

Online Well Checks

This health check consists of an online one to one lifestyle consultation with one of our Health Promotion Specialists. You will be asked to complete a confidential online pre-health check assessment of your health risks and your results will be explained and discussed at your health check appointment. You will receive a personal health report and supporting health promotion information after the appointment. This health check usually lasts for around 20 minutes.

What’s included in our Online Health Check?

  • Pre-Health Check lifestyle assessment
  • Information, Listening and Support
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Activity
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Stress
  • Sleep
  • Goal Setting
  • Personal Report
  • Health Promotion Information
  • Signposting to other supporting services

Our Health Checks are regularly updated in line with research and clinical guidelines and are carried out by our compassionate and professional staff, who deliver a personal and confidential service.

How do I book an Onlline Health Check?

Click on the button below and enter the code HEART to book your FREE Health Check during March 2021.

Appointments available: Thursday 11th March & Wednesday 31st March between 10.30am and 6pm.

Face-to-Face Well Checks

Our 'Well Check' is a comprehensive cardiovascular health check that can detect the early warning signs and hidden risk factors associated with avoidable chest, heart and stroke illnesses.

NICHS is the only local charity in Northern Ireland that offers a health check for Atrial Fibrillation, Blood Pressure and Cholesterol, as well as measuring your weight, body fat and lifestyle risk factors with other options available to suit your needs. We carried out 9,000 health checks during 2019/20 saving many lives.

From July, we will be restarting our Health Checks, every Friday at 21 Dublin Rd.

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What's included in our Face-to-Face Health Check?

  • Pre-health check and consent form
  • Lifestyle assessment (nutrition, physical activity, smoking, alcohol, stress)
  • Atrial Fibrillation / AF - irregular heartbeat
  • Blood Pressure
  • Pulse
  • Cholesterol
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Body Composition (body fat %, muscle mass, metabolic age & body water %)
  • Personal Reports
  • Supporting Information
  • Follow up support (if required)

As part of our 75th anniversary celebrations, we are delighted to be able to offer FREE Blood Pressure checks and tests for Atrial Fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) on Friday 18th and 25th June from NICHS HQ at 21 Dublin Road, Belfast.

Both of these factors increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, and the only way to know if you have them is by getting checked.

To book, click the button below and use code AFBP.

Find out more about our Well Checks:

  • Our Health Check is:

    1. A personal and confidential face-to-face appointment with a skilled and caring health promotion specialist who will listen to you and support any changes you wish to make.
    2. High-quality based on scientific information that aims to detect early warning signs of heart disease or stroke.
    3. Informed by a pre-health check assessment and consent form that you will be asked complete before your health check and other terms and condition apply.
    4. Caring offering you same-day results with a more detailed personal health report sent to you by email after your health check.
    5. Supportive offering you information about healthy living and services and suggest you see your family doctor if we are worried about your risk factors.
  • How do I book an Online or Face-to-Face Well Check?

    Please email the Team to register your interest at healthpromotion@nichs.org.uk

    We also provide bespoke Health Check packages for businesses, communities and organisations that are designed around your needs, with an organisational report provided on the health of your employees.

    Find out more about our packages for workplaces

    Find out more about our packages for communities and schools

  • Face-to-Face health checks are held in our Head Office at 21 Dublin Road, Belfast, BT2 7HB.

    Keep an eye on our social media platforms and website, as our Face-to-Face Health Check Pop Ups are held in other locations across NI too.

    Online Health Checks are held via online video call - our Health Promotion Specialists will be in touch with the link to join the online video appointment after you book.

  • Face-to-Face Health Check - £25 pp (covers the cost of equipment and health check supplies and materials used in face to face health checks)

    Online Health Check - £15 pp (covers the cost of staff time, technology and leaflets.)

    We also use some of this money to fund mini health checks for people living in deprived areas across NI and online health checks offered free to support special events.

  • By living a healthy and active lifestyle you can reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke and help keep your blood pressure and cholesterol at healthy levels. Undiagnosed high blood pressure, increases your risk of a heart attack or stroke.

    As Seamus discovered, sometimes high blood pressure has no warning signs which it is why is crucial that people know their numbers.

    Seamus says;

    I was completely unaware of this (high blood pressure) and I am very grateful to the NICHS Well Check for picking up this problem. Please pass on my thanks to everyone involved.

    Hundreds of people like Seamus are uncovering hidden risk factors – don’t delay, a health check can prevent illness and save lives.

    The best way to protect yourself is to get your health checked at least once a year. Our Well Check may identify risk factors that could cause heart disease or stroke, so people can act and control of their own health.

  • "Very thorough examination, good explanation of results and follow up actions."

    "I was grateful for the health check because, unknown to me, I had high blood pressure and had no idea. So, because of that, I have had to be monitored at the doctor for about 3 months."

    • All clients are required to sign a consent form before availing of our health checks.
    • All information discussed, disclosed and assessed during the health check is treat confidentially and stored in line with general data protection regulations.
    • Clients who are currently taking blood thinning medication i.e. warfarin cannot avail of cholesterol and/or glucose tests.
    • Clients who are pregnant or/and have medically implanted devices such defibrillators or pacemakers cannot avail of body composition analysis.
    • Clients will receive personal results during the appointment with a detailed report provided after the health check via email.

FREE Atrial Fibrillation and Blood Pressure Checks

As part of our 75th anniversary celebrations, we are delighted to be able to offer FREE Blood Pressure checks and tests for Atrial Fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) on Friday 18th and 25th June from NICHS HQ at 21 Dublin Road, Belfast.  

We will also be offering AF and BP checks at locations across Northern Ireland as part of our 75th year celebrations from September onwards, so watch this space to see when our checks will be coming to an area near you.

Both of these things increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, and the only way to know if you have them is by getting checked.

To book, click here and enter code AFBP.

Well Checks for Workplaces, Communities and Schools

We also provide bespoke Health Check packages for businesses, communities and organisations that are designed around your needs, with an organisational report provided on the health of your employees.

Our Health Checks are regularly updated in line with research and clinical guidelines and are carried out by our compassionate and professional staff who deliver a personal and confidential service.

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