If you have a learning disability and have joined the learning disability register, you might also be able to have a free Annual Health Check.
What is an Annual Health Check?
An Annual Health Check is done by your doctor once a year. Your doctor will take a closer look at how you are doing – making sure you’re healthy.
- It is available for most people aged 14 and older with a learning disability at GP surgeries that offer the service.
- You don’t need to be ill to get a health check, but you can ask your doctor about anything that is hurting or worrying you.
- It is a good way to get to know your doctor better, and for them to find out more about you.
You can find out if you can get a health check by asking your doctor.
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What happens in an Annual Health Check
Watch our video to see people with a learning disability talking about what happens at an Annual Health Check, why it’s important, and what support you can ask for.
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Annual health check - easy read guide
This leaflet tells you what a health check is, how to get a health check, and how to find out more information about health checks.