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19th February 2024

Are private health checks worth it?


If you’re considering a private health check, you might be looking at different options, what they entail and deciding whether it is worth the cost. In this guide, we’ll be exploring exactly what is included in a private health check and the benefits of having one to give you a greater insight into if it is worth it.


What are the potential benefits of a private health check?

There is no denying that getting a health check can be highly beneficial to you for multiple reasons. The key benefits of a private health check are:

Earlier identification of health risks and conditions

This is one of if not the biggest advantage of pursuing a private health check as you have a better chance of successful treatment if health concerns are highlighted early. Also, you might not be experiencing any physical symptoms, so you won’t be aware that you have a health condition or are potentially at risk of one until it is found in a health check, which ultimately could be lifesaving.

Additionally, a full private health check is incredibly comprehensive, so it might pick up subtle indicators that may have gone unnoticed in previous tests. Preventative healthcare has become a key topic in modern medicine with many people becoming more health-conscious and wanting to have a better awareness about their health. This leads us nicely onto our next benefit of private health checks.

Encourage better lifestyle choices

For those wanting to take their health more seriously, a full private health check can highlight big and small changes you could make day to day to improve your quality of life. During your health check, you will be able to get a first-hand look and understanding of how certain lifestyle choices like alcohol consumption, your diet, and smoking habits can impact your health. After receiving your screening outcomes, you can collaborate with a healthcare professional or independently to implement appropriate modifications to enhance your lifestyle and reduce the likelihood of developing severe health disorders.

An opportunity to expand your health education

As well as the tests and screenings included in a private health check, you will also get invaluable time with a GP. This means you’ll have plenty of opportunities to discuss any issues or concerns without being limited to a brief appointment window. Therefore, as a guest you can be better advised and educated about relevant health conditions, symptoms, and preventative steps for health concerns and hereditary issues.

In addition, if you start having regular health checks, you will become more aware of your body, as well as being able to keep your GP updated on your health if you choose to share the results with them. By having that time with your GP, you can also have the opportunity to talk about your family history and examine the risks of potential hereditary conditions including what you can do to maintain good health.

A personalised approach

When it comes to healthcare, there is no one size fits all approach. So, when you book a private health check you know that it will be tailored to your needs with your GP discussing your specific concerns. It’s a great opportunity to have a full body MOT and develop a better understanding of factors that relate to your body specifically.

What’s included in a VIDA health check?

At VIDA Clinics we offer three tiers of our private health check: lite, premium, or premium plus. This means that you can choose a health check that fits with your personal preferences and needs. You might decide that you only want a more general overview of your health and choose the lite, or if you have a specific concern or want a more in-depth assessment of your health, the premium or premium plus options might be better suited to your requirements. All three of our healthcare packages include:

  • 30-minute GP consultation
  • Basic observations
  • Medical questionnaire
  • Mii skin membership
  • Full blood count
  • Heart health
  • Diabetes health
  • Liver health
  • Kidney health
  • Bone health

Conclusion: Is a private health check worth it?

Overall, private health checks can definitely be worth having in the right circumstances. As we get older, the risk of developing various conditions increases, which means getting regular health checks is important to identify potential issues early.

Equally, health checks can provide peace of mind regarding your health and insight into maintaining a balanced lifestyle moving forward. If you’re looking for a private health check in Liverpool or on the Wirral, the VIDA team are here to help. Book today and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Our Locations
VIDA Woodside

1 Pacific Road



CH41 1LJ

Woodsidevida 57
VIDA South Road

18 South Road



L22 5PQ

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VIDA Birchwood
Venturi Cardiology

720 Birchwood Boulevard



VIDA Chester
Total Fitness

53 Liverpool Rd



Internal photo of VIDA Clinic Chester premises
VIDA Brunswick

Tower Street


L3 4BJ

VIDA Brunswick Reception