Private health checks are a great way to monitor your health to help you make important lifestyle choices for the future. However, choosing the right private health clinic can be a challenge. With so much choice and so many different aspects to focus on, it can be hard to know if you are choosing the right private health check for you.
In this guide, we explore all of the important factors to consider when looking for the most comprehensive and accurate health assessment possible.
What is a health check?
A health check is an examination of your overall health. It aims to help people identify early signs of major health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and dementia. Every person has an increased chance of developing one of these conditions as they get older, so it is hugely important that you get a health check so you can catch things early and deal with them as early as possible.
A typical health check can consist of multiple different assessments such as MRIs, CT scans, and blood tests.
What does a health check involve?
Preventative health screenings can come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from standard GP physicals, which usually consist of blood tests and blood pressure tests along with lifestyle questions, to exercise and breathing tests to assess the health of your heart and lungs.
The downside is, although these kinds of assessments are able to indicate some mild health problems, these tests can not see exactly what is happening deep inside the body to detect diseases or cancer that may be present in your organs or other surrounding tissues, which would be completely undetectable by these means of testing. Luckily, we offer an unparalleled service that incorporates an array of comprehensive tests that can detect diseases or cancer.
What your health check will involve will depend on the assessments that you choose to undergo. At Echelon Health, we offer a range of health assessment packages that include a variety of different types of scans using state-of-the-art medical technology. A health check at Echelon Health may include:
- CT scans
- Blood tests
- Digital mammogram
- Full-body mole screen
Although these assessments can sound intimidating, the team at Echelon Health is full of industry professionals who can help to put your mind at ease so you feel comfortable during your assessments. There is no need to worry, and the results of your health check could help you change your lifestyle for the better.
How long does a private health check take?
Depending on the assessments a patient has opted for, a typical health check can take as little as one hour to complete. However, if you have chosen to undergo multiple health assessments, then this could take up to six hours.
It is important to note that no matter how long your assessment is, we will ensure that our patient is always comfortable, and the process will never be tedious. Each assessment is extremely detailed to ensure each patient gets accurate and effective results.
Is a private health screening worth it?
The importance of a private preventative health screening cannot be stressed enough. They have multiple benefits for patients, with one of the most obvious ones being the fact that they can help to identify health risks early. Most of us will fail to show any symptoms of health conditions, and we can develop them without even noticing. Health screenings help to identify these issues early and, in most cases, can then help people get them under control.
Screenings are great for helping people make important lifestyle changes. Your screening will show how certain activities can contribute to ill health, such as your diet, alcohol intake, or smoking habits. From your screening results, you can work with a practitioner to make lifestyle changes that will better your health and help you keep any serious health conditions under control.
If you choose Echelon Health as your private health clinic, then our screenings can also focus specifically on your circumstances. For instance, you may want your screening to focus on your heart health. We offer a Healthy Heart package that can help you with exactly that.
What should you expect from your private health check?
- A trusted company that understands and values its clients
- A provider that utilises only the most recent and innovative medical technology to achieve optimum and accurate results
- A provider with a ‘no one size fits all’ approach that respects your uniqueness and individual circumstances
- A provider with a wide range of options for different scans or packages- the accuracy of your assessment depends on how relevant your scans are
- The medical practitioners must be highly experienced and leaders within their field- your body and health must remain the priority throughout
- A team whose client service is unparalleled to make you feel as comfortable as possible throughout the process
- Most importantly, a provider that uses a combination of modalities to access the entirety of the body (CT, MRI, and ultrasound)
Private health check reviews
You don’t have to travel far to find reviews of private health checks online. The general consensus of these reviews is that although a private health check costs money, it provides excellent value.
The potential problems that health checks can identify have helped thousands of people around the country solve/better the state of their overall health. For some people, it has even helped to save their lives. Many people can live their lives without realising they have a serious health condition, and this is why health checks are favoured by many.
How much does a private health check cost?
The cost of your private health check will depend on the package/set of scans you choose to undergo. We offer a range of different health assessment packages for you to choose from, and all of them vary in price. They can start as low as £1,950 and go up to £12,000.
However, we can offer a bespoke package tailored towards your specific needs, and the price of this would be determined by the number of assessments you wish to undergo. You can speak with one of our experienced team members to find a package that is better suited to your budget.
How often should I get a private health check?
How often you should get a health check will depend on a few factors. These are:
- Your age
- Risk factors
- Current health status
If you are under the age of 40 and are in good health, then it is recommended that you undergo a private health check as and when you feel like you need to. If you have any major health concerns, then that can be an indication that you need a health check for reassurance.
Once you turn 40, it is recommended that you get a health check every four years or so. However, this differs from person to person. As you get older, your chances of developing a serious condition increase, so it is important that you monitor your health and try to identify any issues before they become a serious problem.
What to look for when choosing a private health clinic
There are a few things to look for when choosing a private health clinic. It is important to do your research and pick a company that understands and values its clients. Don’t be afraid to ask a provider about what medical technology they use. You want to ensure that your clinic uses the latest technology so you can feel confident that you are getting an accurate result each time.
It is beneficial to opt for a clinic that offers a range of options for different scans or packages. This will help you tailor your assessment to meet your specific circumstances and needs. You’ll want to ensure that you are using a trusted service, so looking for the best medical practitioners out there is always a good place to start. Always read reviews, as we have previously discussed.
Where can I get a full health check?
Our team at Echelon Health provides an array of comprehensive health assessments that can cover your whole body (also known as a full-body MOT) to ensure you keep on top of your health and get you feeling your best.
Depending on what you would like your health assessment to include, we can tailor the package to suit your needs, so you don’t have to undergo any tests that you feel are not necessary. However, if you don’t need to match your package to any specific needs, then you can also opt for one of our other packages: Platinum, Gold, Core Cancer, or our Healthy Heart package. For more information about our private health checks please contact us.