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Health check (Essential)

Our Essential Health Assessment checks your general health as well as focusing on areas of particular concern to each sex

A nurse and patient in consultation during an essential health check
A health assessment, also known as a health check, is a thorough check-up of your overall health. Health checks are performed by specialists to help you gain a better understanding of your physical and mental wellbeing.

Health checks often focus on preventative health. They are performed to detect problems in their early stages, as well as risk factors for certain conditions that might run in your family. Health checks can also detect more advanced health problems that haven't yet been discovered, helping you get diagnosed and find the right treatment fast.

At Circle Health Group we offer four different levels of health checks. The Essential Health Assessment is a great choice for people who don't have any specific health concerns and are just looking to keep an eye on their health. It's our most affordable health check at around £234.50.

This page will tell you about everything that's included in our Essential health check, and you'll also be able to see our other three types. If you want any help deciding which is the best health assessment for you, just give us a call.

Our Essential Health Assessment starts from £234.50*

The cost of health checks will vary depending on where you have the assessment, which specialists you see and which diagnostics are included. For example, you might want to pay extra to have certain checks that are more relevant to your age or your sex. 

We will confirm the cost with you ahead of time so that you know exactly what you'll be paying for before the assessment. 

If your employer is part of our HealthFirst employee wellbeing scheme, your health assessment may be covered by this plan. Some private health insurance plans will also cover health checks, but it's best to speak directly to your provider.

*The health assessment is booked and paid for as package should any tests not be completed due to reasons such as equipment failure, partial refunds will not be given instead we can offer it an alternative location.

People choose to have health checks for all sorts of reasons.

Some people see an annual check as a sort of body MOT, which can identify problems early on and stop them getting worse. Others are experiencing symptoms and want the peace of mind that comes with a full-body checkup. 

Another common reason that people book health assessments is that they have had health problems in the past, or perhaps they have a family history of health problems, and they want to keep an eye on things. 

Health assessments can help you to spot the early signs of conditions including Type 2 diabetes and heart disease, as well as indicating if you are at a higher than usual risk of various conditions. 

The Essential Health Assessment is an ideal choice if you’re generally healthy and would like advice from a healthcare professional about your diet, fitness, and lifestyle to minimise your health risks for the future.

Once our team has analysed your results, we'll be able to give you tailored advice to help you address and manage any issues highlighted, as well as offering tips on how to stay as healthy as possible in the future. This advice is included in the cost.

Our Essential health check offers you a heart health risk assessment and expert lifestyle advice from a specially trained nurse.

The assessment takes up to one hour with a nurse. After, you will be able to discuss the results with your nurse in detail.

The Essential Assessment has the includes the following tests, selected to help improve your health and wellbeing and guide you in the right direction to bettering your health:

Tests included
Comprehensive medical and lifestyle questionnaire
Lifestyle consultation with a nurse
Blood pressure
Resting heart rate
Body mass index (height to weight ratio)
Waist measurement
Body Fat %
Urine analysis (kidney function, infection, diabetes)
Blood Tests
Lipid (cholesterol) profile
Glucose level (blood sugar)
HbA1c (diabetes)
Outline Investigations
Nutritional and dietary assessment
Emotional health assessment
Cardiovascular risk score
Female Specific Tests
Breast cancer awareness
Male Specific Tests
Testicular cancer awareness

Length of assessment:
Up to 1 hour with a nurse

If any tests are not clinically appropriate for you, your doctor will advise you.

We offer four levels of health assessment at Circle Health Group. These are:

The best health check for you will depend on your personal circumstances, for example your age and medical history. If you are not sure which to choose, call us and one of our friendly advisors will be able to help you.

To book your health assessment with us, call one of our friendly advisors on 0800 004 600 and they'll help you find a time and location that works for you.

Content reviewed by Circle in-house team in October 2022. Next review due October 2025.

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