During the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we are working hard to ensure that our pharmacies are able to provide services, care and advice to you as safely as possible. When you visit us for a service, things might be a little different.
We are trying to ensure we manage social distancing in stores, so we may ask you to wait just a minute or two before you enter the pharmacy. When providing services, our pharmacy team will be wearing PPE. The PPE they wear will depend on the service being carried out, but colleagues will always be wearing a face mask. If you book a service that requires the consultation room, don’t worry, it will be cleaned before and after each service appointment - you may be asked for your consent to leave the door open to aid air flow but if you need extra privacy we don’t mind shutting the door. Lastly, when attending the pharmacy, please bring a face covering with you to use during the consultation.
6 essential checks for a healthy body
As we age, our risk of developing health conditions can increase; including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and a greater risk of stroke. So, it’s important to be health conscious and understand the risks.
Our Total Health Check can help you get to grips with your health. Comprising of 6 essential health checks, during your tests we’ll look at factors that influence your health to help you stay on top of your wellbeing.
What is included in my Total Health Check?
- Blood pressure check
- Cholesterol test
- Type 2 diabetes screening
- Family history
- BMI (body mass index). Find out what BMI is here
- Lifestyle questionnaire, including whether you smoke and eat a healthy balanced diet
Each check is as individual as you are, and can help you to pro-actively take control of your health.
What happens at the health check up?
During your appointment, a member of our healthcare team will go through ways that you can help to reduce your risks of developing certain health conditions. Once you’ve finished your appointment, you will be taken through your results and given advice and support on how you can improve your health. You will also be given a copy of your results to keep alongside a pack of helpful advice and tips.
You may be advised to come back for a follow up appointment if your results are different to what is expected. If you are found to be at a high risk of developing certain conditions, our Pharmacist will discuss this with you and refer you to other healthcare services or your GP, where appropriate.
Who can have the health check?
If you’re over the age of 18 and want to keep an eye on your health, then you can have a total health check at your local LloydsPharmacy. The health check is especially useful if you’re looking to cut down on smoking, check your blood sugar levels or brush up on healthy eating. It’s an all-round service to help you take control and manage your health.
How much does the Total Health Check cost?
£25.00, which is payable in store by cash or card at the time of your appointment.
Frequently asked questions
Where can I get my health check?
You can get your full health check at over 500 LloydsPharmacy stores. It’s simple to book your appointment online, our online booking form allows you to book your health test at the closest LloydsPharmacy to you.
Do I need to book an appointment?
It is recommended that you book an appointment, you can easily do this online with our booking form. Or you can visit your local LloydsPharmacy for more details.
How long will the service take?
Approximately 25 minutes. However, your health review can vary depending on your results or if you have any extra questions.
What happens after my Total Health Check?
After your appointment, we’ll explain your results. You’ll receive a copy of them and a pack of helpful tips and advice to help you improve your health. We might advise you to come back for a follow-up appointment, or our Pharmacist could refer you to your GP or other healthcare services if you’re found to be at a higher risk of developing certain conditions.
Do I need to prepare for my appointment?
No, however for your blood pressure check you may want to wear a short sleeve top so a member of our healthcare team can easily take your reading.
Do I need to pay for follow up checks or appointments?
If you’re asked to come in again for a follow-up appointment then the cost of this service or appointment is at the discretion of the pharmacist.
Why do I need a health check?
Having regular health checks are important, they can help to give you information about your overall health. As well as the chance to ask a healthcare professional any questions you may have and receive advice to help you look after your health. Did you know that all adults over 40 are advised to have their blood pressure checked at least every 5 years, as it’s the only way of knowing if you have high blood pressure.
Is the Total Health Check the same as the NHS health check?
The NHS health check is for those aged between 40 and 74 who are eligible, whereas our instore Total Health Check is available to adults over the age of 18.
What is BMI?
BMI (body mass index) is a calculation of your size that takes your height and weight into account. It’s used as a general risk assessment for overall health. While it’s a useful guide, your BMI can only tell you if you’re carrying too much weight, not if you’re carrying too much fat. This is because the figure does not differentiate between excess fat, muscle or bone. Find out more about BMI and view a BMI chart here.
Echo by LloydsPharmacy can help with your NHS repeat prescriptions
If you are prescribed repeat medication, Echo by LloydsPharmacy can help to manage your prescriptions online by ordering them directly with your GP on your behalf. With simple online and in-app ordering your medication will be available when you need it, benefit from free delivery and free reminders when to re-order your medication. We can deliver to a UK address of your choice – your home, work, a carer or neighbour for free.Find out more