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In our opinion, taking the Personal Health Check could still be useful. The Personal Health Check will take into consideration that you are being treated by a general practitioner. The fact that you are being treated for something, does not mean your entire body is being treated by the general practitioner. The Personal Health Check covers several common diseases which can be prevented if they discovered at an early stage. Participating in the Personal Health Check will give you more insight about your health.
For anyone aged 18 and older who wants insight into their health and what they can do to live a healthier life if necessary. See next question for the exceptions.
Via a secure, personal health account, all Dutch people from the age of 18 can establish, improve and monitor their personal health report based on current scientific knowledge. Anyone can create a personal health account via the website and use the unique code to access the Persoonlijke Gezondheidscheck with online questionnaires and additional tests. A code can be provided if your insurer/employer/municipality reimburses the check. Otherwise, you can also participate for a fee. Depending on the participation, the additional tests are performed at home or at a checkpoint.