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Annual health checks and staying healthy

Annual Health Checks

You can have an annual health check if you are 14 years old or older and have a learning disability. An annual health check helps you to stay well by talking about your health and finding any problems early, so you get the right care.

You don't need to be ill to have a health check.

It is a good idea to have a health check every year.

You don't need to pay for a health check.

Speak with your doctor (GP) about having an annual health check.

These videos can help you understand about staying healthy and annual health checks

The community health service works with adults with learning disabilities who cannot access mainstream health services or need support to improve their health.

The team includes:

  • Psychiatry (experts in mental health and how it affects you);
  • Psychiatry (help you to learn about your feelings and what you can do to feel happier;
  • Specialist learning disability nurses;
  • Therapists (such as occupational and behavioural therapists who can help you to look after yourself); and
  • An intensive support team (prevent you going into hospital, losing your home or going to prison).

The team works with young people transferring from children’s service who need specialist planning, as well as adults of all ages.

People with learning disabilities can access all their health professionals in one team and can enjoy better health

Contact information

Kirklees NHS adult learning disability health service

 Fox View Hub, 8 Fox View, Off Halifax Road, Dewsbury, WF13 4AD

 Directions and location

Email:  swy-tr.kirkleescommunityLDhealth@nhs.net 

Telephone: 01924 316714

Last updated: 12/10/2020

Useful links

NHS Annual Health Check

NHS Annual Health Checks

Kirklees Staying Health Information

Staying Healthy