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Where can I get a full health check?

Where can i get a Full MRI Body scan and health check ?

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Many thanks for contacting us here at Ask the Expert.

You ask about having a health check but do not give us any indication as to what your health concerns may be so the information below as a result is going to be general information only basis.

Your GP is able to provide some routine health checks through the NHS.

Checks available through your GP can include:

  • Blood tests for Diabetes, Renal function, Iron levels , Cholesterol, Inflammatory markers and PSA or Hormonal levels.
  • Health Check Clinics for chronic conditions such as Asthma and Diabetes
  • ECGs to exclude arrhythmias of the heart.
  • Well Women’s Health Check eg family planning, cervical smears and insertion of IUCDs

Your GP if there is a medical investigation which needs treatment will also be able to refer you for investigations such as MRI scans, X-Rays and treatments as appropriate.

If you have a Private Medical Insurance scheme such as with AXA PPP Healthcare then you may find that your policy may cover health checks through your place of work or provide some discount for health checks with outside sources.

Any investigation usually needs a GP/Doctor referral however with some health checks you may be able to self refer.

Please liaise with your policy team regarding cover prior to making any appointments.

AXA PPP Healthcare work alongside the Nuffield and BMI Healthcare providers and have an agreement with these providers to give a discount off their health checks.

We hope the above information is of some assistance but would suggest checking with your workplace, GP and Medical insurance provider to ascertain the best route for you.

Answered by the Health at Hand nurses  

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