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Annual Health Checks

Annual health checks are for adults and young people aged 14 or over with a learning disability. People with a learning disability often have poorer physical and mental health than other people. This does not need to be the case.

An annual health check helps you stay well by talking about your health and finding any problems early, so you get the right care.

You do not have to be ill to have a health check – in fact, most people have their annual health check when they're feeling well.

If you're worried about seeing a doctor, or there's anything they can do to make your visit better, let the doctor or nurse know. They'll help make sure it goes well for you.

Watch this film about annual health checks for people with a learning disability.

There is more information about Annual Health Checks on the NHS website and MENCAP's website.

Who to contact

MENCAP's website
Parent Organisation
St George's Healthcare NHS Trust


Annual Health Checks are free, but you need to be on your GP's (doctor's) Learning Disability Register


Referral required
Referral Details

You need to be 14 years old or over, have a learning disability and be on your GP's Learning Disability Register.

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Secondary (11-16 years)

Last updated: 14 Sep 2018