METRO launches free LGBT health checks in Medway

20 June 2018

We'll be checking for the early signs of stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and dementia

Poster advertising free LGBT health checks for people aged 40-74 in Medway

METRO is now delivering free NHS health checks for LGBT people aged 40-74 in Medway.

As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing conditions like stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. The NHS health check is designed to spot the early signs of these conditions and help prevent them happening to you.

We're providing free health checks for residents who are aged 40-74, identify as LGBT and don't have any pre-existing health conditions.

At the health checks, we'll give advice on how you can lower your risk of a stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, diabetes or dementia. We'll also talk about how you can maintain or improve your health, which means you'll be more likely to enjoy life for longer.

We'll be delivering 19 clinics in community spaces, including LGBT venues and non-LGBT venues. We'll be promoting this service in local clinics and on social media.

Luis Ingram, our sexual health manager for Kent and Medway, said:

"These mini health MOTs can support you to reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and inform you of steps you can take to reduce the risk of dementia. It's 45 minutes that can add years to your life."

Upcoming clinics

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Book your appointment

If you're aged 40-74, identify as LGBT, live in Medway and don't have any pre-existing health conditions, email healthchecks@metrocharity.org.uk or call 0208 305 5007 to arrange your health check.

If you're aged 40-74 but don't live in Medway and/or identify as LGBT, you can find your local service on the NHS website.