A health assessment (sometimes known as medical screening) is a good way for you to find out more about the state of your current health and can help to identify any future health risks.
The aim of a health screening or assessment is to detect any early signs of health issues that you may have and yet are unaware of and can help you take the steps you need to prevent them from happening.
When you invest in a health assessment you are ensuring you have the best possible chance to prevent illness and disease from appearing without your knowledge and in most cases the people who provide the health assessment for you will also provide you with information about living a healthier lifestyle and making any changes that may be necessary.
How much does it cost to have a health assessment?
There are many different levels of health assessment you can have and the price reflects directly as to the level of screening you opt for. As a guideline you can expect to pay anywhere between £100 for a basic option up to £800 for one of the more complex health screening options.
Where can you have a health assessment?
Within the UK there are a number of screening centres/ diagnostic centres with facilities available for you to use so no matter where you live in the country you should easily be able to access somewhere close to your home.
What type of things are looked at in a health screening test?
Not all providers of health assessments offer exactly the same diagnostic tests for their clients however, health screening can include some or all of the following tests and features:
Height and weight measurements • Body Mass Index calculation • body fat percentage • Waist circumference • Hydration levels • urine analysis • blood glucose • cholesterol • blood pressure • lung function testing • cardiovascular risk score • resting ECG • kidney function tests • lipid profile
There are some providers who will also provide cancer specific testing either as part of your screening or for a small additional cost.
How long does a health screening test take?
The length of time it takes for a medical screening test to be done will vary depending upon which level of tests you choose. This could be anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours as an approximate guideline.
If you would like to find out more about health assessments or medical screening then the Medigest directory can provide you with the details of companies who provide these services in your area.