Vitality has launched a new health check at home service to help policyholders keep track of key health indicators during the lockdown.
This will be offered in conjunction with Vitality’s wellness partner Bluecrest. Members will receive a kit through the post that will include a blood tests for glucose and cholesterol levels as well as a tape to measure waist circumference.
The test undertaken via a 60 minute virtual appointment with a Vitality nurse, who talks the member through how to use the kit, perform each test, and guides them on how to measure and then record their height and weight, blood pressure and smoking status onto an online portal.
The nurse will also offer offer advice on post check care. Whilst the majority of the results are read and discussed with the member during the appointment, those that cannot, such as the blood tests, are sent back to Bluecrest and processed within a week.
VitalityHealth managing director Dr Keith Klintworth, says: “The annual Vitality Healthcheck enables our members to monitor and understand their own health better and is a popular feature of our health proposition.”
He says the company has evolved how it offers this service to fit today’s circumstances.
“Given today’s exceptional times, it has never been more important to support our members to stay active and healthy. We recognise that the results of these annual tests help inform and influence our member’s behaviour in terms of decisions they make around levels of physical activity, nutrition or more generally taking care of their own health.”
Bluecrest managing director Peter Blencowe adds: “We find ourselves in extraordinary times where customers require organisations to deliver their products and services in new and innovative ways.”
The Vitality home health check replaces the in person test not currently available in lockdown. Vitality points are awarded as normal depending on the results of the test.