The Camden Mobile Health bus offers free preventative diabetes checks, health information and advice to support residents to make positive health and wellbeing choices, and to prevent people aged 35 and over from developing serious health conditions in the future.
As we get older, we all have a greater chance of developing a range of serious health conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and kidney disease. Even with or without a family history of these diseases, certain lifestyle factors such as smoking, a poor diet or lack of physical exercise can put us at higher risk of developing one or more of these conditions.
The preventative diabetes check is designed for people aged 40 to 70 years-old. However, Camden Council, in partnership with NHS colleagues at Brondesbury Medical Centre, would like to invite residents from the age of 30 and over to take a health check on our new health bus.
This is part of our shared belief in offering residents easy access to free, preventative healthcare to help them live long and healthy lives. By offering residents access to free, personalised health checks before they turn 40, we hope to arm them with information so they are prepared for the future and can start to take steps now to reduce risk, maintain and improve their health.
What to expect on board the mobile health bus
The preventative diabetes check is 100% voluntary and takes about 20 to 30 minutes to complete. The doctor or nurse working on the bus will record your age, height and weight, and will also check your blood pressure. You may then be asked questions about your family history and lifestyle.
Once this is complete the healthcare professional will discuss your results with you. You may be given advice to help you lower your risk of preventative health conditions such as diabetes and obesity, and suggested steps you can take to maintain or improve your health.
Where to find the bus
The bus runs weekly, moving around Camden. It is a walk-in service so no appointment is required.
If you do not see a location close to you please keep checking this list as it is updated regularly.
Location: Surma Centre, 1 Robert Street, NW1 3JU
Date: Friday 26 May, 11am-3pm
Location: Chalton Street Market, NW1 1JH
Date: Friday 2 June, 11am-3pm
Location: Health and Wellbeing Day, N1C Centre, Plimsoll Building, Handyside Street, N1C 4BQ
Date: Saturday 3 June, 11am-3pm
Location: The Pirate Castle, Gilbey's Wharf, 33 Oval Road, NW1 7EA
Date: Friday 9 June, 11am-3pm
Location: NW5 Project, Islip Street, NW5 2TU
Date: Friday 16 June, 11am-3pm
If you have any questions about this service please contact us on [email protected]