As we get older, many of us become more vulnerable to illness. The federal government has recognised this and has introduced a new health check for everyone aged between 45 and 49 who may be at risk of developing a health complaint, like diabetes or heart problems.
The aim of the health check is to help find, prevent or lessen the effect of disease - it is better to avoid disease than to treat it. This health check will give us the opportunity to look at your lifestyle and medical/family history to find out if you are at risk.
The health check would involve:
- updating your medical history and looking at your health issues
- doing tests (such as blood pressure tests), if required
- follow up of any problems identified
- advice and information, for example on how to make lifestyle changes to improve your health
If you would like a Health Assessment please call and discuss with our receptionists. An appointment will be booked for 1 hour with our Practice Nurse and a consultation with your regular doctor. The Health Assessment will be BULK BILLED.