Health check endpoint for QPP APIs

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import qppSharedHealthcheckNode from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/qpp-shared-healthcheck-node';


QPP Health Check Endpoint

This is the common QPP health check endpoint that is used by QPP services to make basic determinations if the service is up or down.


  • This route requires the Express framework.
  • Node versions tested: 10.x, 12.x

Adding to your project

npm install qpp-shared-healthcheck-node

Testing locally

You may need to add node.js to your local environment in order to install the dependencies.
After running npm install on a freshly cloned project, run npm test to kick off the test suite.
If any errors are found after running the tests on a newly cloned repo, please open an issue on the github repo page immediately and include the version of Node that is used during runtime.


Once the package has been installed, you can load the route into wherever routes are handled in your application.

Basic usage could be as follows:

const express = require('express');
const app = express();
const router = express.Router();

const sharedHealthcheck = require('qpp-shared-healthcheck-node');
const healthcheck = sharedHealthcheck.create();


You can enable an RSS check to return 503s when memory usage crosses a configured threshold:

const healthcheck = sharedHealthcheck.create({
  // Limit process to 1.4GB
  maxRssBytes: 1400000000


You can return a custom 200 message by passing an object with the okMessage property:

const healthcheck = sharedHealthcheck.create({
  okMessage: {
    versions: {
      customModule: 'v1.0.0'
    status: 'ok'


Response body:


Once the application is running, you can hit the endpoint at /health. In this case with our simple application above, we would start the application and navigate to localhost:3000/health and expect to see some results.

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