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Thursday 18th April 2024

Free health MOTs at Boots

With the craziness that life can be, sometimes we forget to look after ourselves. It’s always a good idea to take check of your health to make sure everything is okay. 

Heading to the GP may take some time if it’s not an emergency – so instead there’s another way to make sure you’re in good nick thanks to free Boots Pharmacy health MOTs.

Here’s everything you need to know, and how to book.

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What is in the deal exactly? 

To get a full body check up to make sure your health is okay, you need look no further than your local Boots. 

If you’re age 40 or over, you can book in a free appointment at the high street chemist. There are no walk in appointments, so it’s important you plan ahead. 

Boots’ website gives you options for times and locations to book in your body MOT, and for how many people. 

When we had a look at time slots, luckily there was plenty of availability for the next day and the whole week. 

The health MOT includes lots of checks including a blood pressure check, optional BMI/waist circumference measurement and guidance on exercise, nutrition, sleep and mental wellbeing. 

The appointment will last around 15 minutes, and the pharmacist should give you some advice and any referrals that you may need as a result of the check up. 

You should also receive a number of leaflets and resources to point you in the right direction to live a healthier life. 

Why should I care? 

If you’re slightly worried about your health for whatever reason – this would be a great way to give you peace of mind. 

Calling up and booking a non-essential doctors appointment is frustratingly difficult… so this is a free and easy way to bypass those struggles. 

You can book for other people also, so if you know somebody who may need a blood pressure check, or would benefit from a general check up, this is a great option. 

Whats the catch? 

To get the free health MOT from Boots, you’ll need to be over the age of 40 years old. You must also have has no previous diagnosis of a high blood pressure. 

Under 40s can also get the test, but only if you have a recognised family history of high blood pressure. If you don’t have that, you will not be able to get a test. 

What other options do I have? 

If you’re in need of a check, you still can go to your local doctors surgery. It is free at the point of use, but you may not be seen straight away. 

There are also online GP services that you may be able to see for a fee if there’s something you’re particularly worried about. 

Where can I find out more? 

To find out more and to book a body MOT appointment – head over to the Boots website. You’ll be asked to choose a location and time, where you should get a slot within a few weeks. 

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Jordon "Britain's Coupon Kid" Cox

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Jordon is known as "Britain’s Coupon Kid," who has been saving money since age 15. He spent four years writing for MoneySavingExpert, and now regularly appears as an expert on TV, radio and print. It's his mission to make sure nobody pays full price for anything.

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