Health Assessments

As we age, our health requirements change and we may develop a chronic illness like diabetes or other complex health needs.

There are a number of Health Assessments patients can take advantage of at various life stages. In many cases, experience has shown having a relevant Care Plan has provided the patient with information and tools which may help them prevent an illness.

From our perspective, as the provider of your primary healthcare it is about delivering best practice healthcare.

All the following Health Assessments are Bulk Billed.

Healthy Kids Check

get set for life healthy habits kidsThe Healthy Kids Check checks physical health, general wellbeing and development in children over the age of three and under the age of five years, to ensure they are healthy, fit and ready for school.

As part of the Assessment, the child's parents or carers will receive a copy of the Get Set 4 Life guide which can be used in a number of ways including:

  • Advice to parents about a range of topics such as play and learning, healthy eating, sleep, and speech and language.
  • Pictures that you can use to teach your child healthy habits in a fun way.
  • A poster that shows your child how to make healthy habits a part of every day.
  • Stickers to encourage your child along the way.
  • Sources of further information and support.

45 Year Old Health Assessment

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We all know prevention is better than cure. That's why the 45 year old Health Check has been introduced to assist with the prevention or early detection of disease.

The aim of the health check is to help find, prevent or lessen the effect of disease and it is for everyone aged between 45 and 49. It will help identify those who may be at risk of developing a health complaint like diabetes, heart problems or cancer.

This health check will give us the opportunity to look at your lifestyle, medical and family history to find out if you are at risk. It involves:

  • Updating your medical history and looking at any health issues
  • Doing tests (such as blood pressure tests, an ECG or lung function tests), if required
  • The follow up of any problems identified
  • Advice and information, for example on how to make lifestyle changes to improve your health

Over 75 years Health Assessment

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This assessment provides a structured way of identifying health issues and conditions that may be preventable or responsive to appropriate interventions to improve your health and quality of life.

The aim of the health assessment is to help find, prevent or lessen the effect of disease and it is available for everyone once a year from the age of 75.

After all, it is better to avoid disease than to treat it. It gives us the opportunity to look at your lifestyle and medical history. It involves:

  • Updating your medical history and looking at any health issues
  • Assessing your medication
  • Checking your blood tests, an ECG and having an ABI test to check circulation in your legs
  • Reviewing your immunisation status for influenza, tetanus and pneumococcus
  • Advice and information, for example on how to make lifestyle changes to improve your health and much, much more

Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

This assessment will help ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people receive primary health care matched to their needs, by encouraging early detection, diagnosis and intervention for common and treatable conditions that cause morbidity and early mortality.

It covers the full age spectrum including:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who are less than 15 years old
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults who are aged 15 years and over but under the age of 55 years
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander older people who are aged 55 years and over
  • It includes an assessment of the patient's health, including their physical, psychological and social wellbeing. It also assesses what preventive health care, education and other assistance should be offered to the patient to improve their health and wellbeing. It complements any existing services already being undertaken by any of the patient's health care providers.

Contact Reception on 3855 9888 to check if you are eligible for one of the Health Assessments and to make an appointment.