Private Blood Pressure Check Service

Book an appointment

1. Book an appointment online or in-store

This service is available at selected Boots stores in Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland & one store in England. Please view our location list

2. Attend your appointment

A healthcare professional will discuss the service with you and answer any questions you may have.

3. Receive your reading

Our clinician will measure your blood pressure, explain the results, provide advice & give you a copy to take away

Understanding more about hypertension

Hypertension - more commonly known as high blood pressure - is a serious condition where your heart has to consistently work harder to pump blood around your body. High blood pressure typically doesn't have any symptoms and the only way to know if you have hypertension is to have it checked. If untreated, the arteries can stiffen and narrow, making it easier for fatty material to clog them up and cause heart and circulatory diseases such as heart attack or stroke. More information on hypertension is available on the NHS website. 

This is a paid service. This is not an NHS service, some patients in England are eligible for a FREE NHS blood pressure check at their local pharmacy, click here to check if this applies to you.

Across selected stores in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and one store in England, you can have your blood pressure checked by one of our healthcare professionals. You will receive personalised advice following the consultation, and a copy of your results and advice to take away. 

The service is available to adults, aged 18 and over. This service is not suitable for pregnant women who will be eligible for a free blood pressure check as part of routine check-ups. The service is also not suitable for those with a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation or an irregular heartbeat.

Frequently asked questions

The appointment will take around 15 minutes.

Our healthcare professional will take blood pressure readings from each arm. This can be completed through light layers of clothing, however thicker materials will have to be removed.

Boots Private Hypertension Service costs £15

12 Please note free home postal delivery is only available to patients registered with a GP in England. However, the option to collect in-store is available for all customers registered with a participating GP anywhere in the UK. For patients registered with a participating GP surgery only. Subject to availability. Prescription charges may apply.

The NHS Blood Pressure Check Service is for adults aged 40 years and over who do not currently have a diagnosis of hypertension, for adults under 40 years of age who have a recognised family history of hypertension may be tested at the discretion of the pharmacist, and adults who have been referred by their GP

Supply of treatment is subject to a suitability assessment. In most stores in England only. Subject to availability and store opening hours. Charges may apply.

Boots Private Blood Pressure Check Service is available in participating stores. Subject to availability. Eligibility criteria and charges apply.

Page last reviewed by Boots Pharmacy team on 14/05/2024

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