Health kiosk

Take ownership of your health with our health kiosk.

The Upper Hutt Health Centre have invested in a health kiosk to help increase awareness of your personal health status through an easy to use self-administered test. The kiosk measures height & weight and returns your BMI result automatically. 

The kiosk is located in our entrance way and is free to use. The result will be printed out on the spot, showing weight, height, and BMI as well as the date and time of measurement so this can be compared with future measurements. You can take your printout into your apptointment so your doctor or nurse can update your file.

The advanced ultrasonic sensors ensure fast and accurate results

What is BMI?

Body mass index, or BMI, is a measure of body size. It combines a person’s weight with their height. The results of a BMI measurement can give an idea about whether a person has the correct weight for their height.

What does your BMI mean?

Underweight = <18.5

This result means that you may be underweight. Being underweight can be associated with a range of health issues.

Normal weight = 18.5–24.9

This result means that you are a healthy body weight which is generally good for your health. Keep up the great work!

Overweight = 25–29.9

This result means that you may be overweight. Carrying extra weight is associated with a range of health concerns, including being at an increased risk of heart disease.

Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater

This result means that you may be obese. Obesity is associated with a range of health concerns, including being at an increased risk of heart disease.

If you’re concerned about your weight, we recommend discussing your result with your GP or practice nurse.