Indigenous Health Check
This health assessment is available once a year to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders aged 55 years and over and is funded by Medicare Australia.
The aim of the health check is to 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.
It provides patients with an opportunity to raise health concerns. It also gives the patients’ usual doctor and our Chronic Disease Nurse the opportunity to carry out an in depth health assessment.
Areas covered in the health assessment are:
- Recent health
- Any difficulties with mood, memory or sleep
- Discuss smoking/alcohol/nutrition/exercise
- Living arrangements and home safety/Social support
- An examination of weight, height, blood pressure, pulse, feet, vision, hearing and other areas which may come up during the assessment
To discuss a health assessment with a doctor, please phone the practice (6278 2555) on the day you want an appointment.