I don't know if this adds anything, but the context is computer software where a component checks the health of the system and produces a report.

I don't know whether it's a 'Health Check Feature' or a 'Healthcheck Feature'.

I don't know why, but 'healthcheck' seems more natural in the sentence 'I'm running a healthcheck', whereas the the other version seems better in the sentence 'the results of the health check were...'


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You should use "health check". The compound word "healthcheck" is not common.

This compound word may sound more natural to you because there is a common compound word used in this setting with almost the same meaning: "checkup".

To see why "health check" is better, try replacing those two words with two words that have similar grammatical and semantic roles: "disk test". Would you say "I'm running a disktest"? I think not.

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