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Check your health at the Wellpoint Kiosk

by Cathy Sheel

Why not take five minutes out of your day for a mini health check and take control of your health?

The Wellpoint Kiosk is a state-of-the-art touchscreen, self-service health kiosk which is now based at Stockbridge Village Neighbourhood Centre, The Withens, Stockbridge Village until the end of June.

It’s free, quick and easy to use and will check your blood pressure, heart rate, body fat percentage, body mass index (BMI), weight, and will give you an indication of your general health in around five minutes.  No booking is required.

Your blood pressure is measured by sliding your arm into a blood pressure cuff on the machine, and weight is measured while standing on the foot plate scale.

The Wellpoint Kiosk asks users several questions about their lifestyle before providing the personalised, confidential information. It also estimates a person’s risk of developing a cardiovascular disease such as angina, heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years, as well as their heart age.

The results, along with appropriate advice and guidance, are produced instantly on a printout which can be taken away, or users can have them sent by email.

At the end of the assessment people have the option of creating an account with Well.Me so they can review the results of the checks and monitor progress.

The Wellpoint Kiosk has been brought to Knowsley thanks to a collaboration between the council’s Public Health team and Champs (Cheshire and Merseyside Public Health collaborative), in partnership with Volair.

Following its stay at the Stockbridge Village Neighbourhood Centre, the kiosk will also be available at Kirkby and Halewood Leisure Centres later in the year.

To find out more about how you can reduce your risk of heart attacks or strokes visit the Happy Hearts website.