HEALTH ASSESSMENTS

Health Assessments for 45-49 year olds

If you are aged between 45 – 49 years old and are at risk of a chronic condition you may be eligible for a free health check-up.

These health assessments are for patients that our doctors believe are at risk of developing a chronic disease due to the identification of specific risk factor(s).

A health assessment in these years can promote necessary changes to lifestyle, delaying or avoiding the onset of chronic disease. For more information download the Patient Information Sheet.

Health assessment for people aged 75 years and older

A health assessment of an older person is an in-depth assessment of a patient aged 75 years and over.

It provides a structured way of identifying health issues and conditions that are potentially preventable or amenable to interventions in order to improve health and/or quality of life.

Health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people covers the full age spectrum.

The health assessment 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. For more information please download the Patient Brochure

Risk Factors for chronic disease include:

  • High cholesterol

  • Alcohol use

  • Excess weight

  • Physical inactivity

  • Smoking

  • Poor nutrition

  • High blood pressure

  • Impaired glucose metabolism

  • A family history of a chronic disease (asthma, cardiovascular disease, mental health condition, arthritis, cancer, diabetes mellitus etc.)

The health check incorporates

  • A patient history

  • Any necessary physical investigations and examinations

  • An overall assessment of the patient’s health

  • Evaluation of the patient’s willingness to make changes to their lifestyle

  • Advice and information as well as strategies to achieve these behavioural and lifestyle changes;

  • A record of the health assessment, and the offer of a written report including any recommendations

Please contact our friendly receptionists for further information or to arrange an appointment for your health assessment


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