Learning Disabilities

If you have a learning disability and have joined the learning disability register, you might also be able to have a free Annual Health Check.

What is an Annual Health Check?

An Annual Health Check is done by your doctor once a year. Your doctor will take a closer look at how you are doing – making sure you’re healthy. 

  • It is available for most people aged 14 and older with a learning disability at your GP surgery.
  • You don’t need to be ill to get a health check, but you can ask your doctor about anything that is hurting or worrying you.
  • It is a good way to get to know your doctor better, and for them to find out more about you.

You can find out if you can get a health check by speaking to our reception team.

What happens in an Annual Health Check

Watch our video to see people with a learning disability talking about what happens at an Annual Health Check, why it’s important, and what support you can ask for. 

For more information and support you can visit the Mencap Don't Miss Out Website

Learning Disabilities