A health assessment is a comprehensive assessment of your physical, emotional and social health.
Undertaking a health assessment can help identify issues early so you can get the help you need to manage them. It also provides you with an opportunity to raise any concerns you may have, and is a good time for your nurse and doctor to identify other health checks you may be due for according to your age or medical conditions, to keep you feeling well.
You will initially have a consultation with one of our experienced nurses followed by a consultation with your doctor. Your nurse will ask you general questions about your health and wellbeing. They will perform some simple tests such as measure your blood pressure, weight, height and waist circumference, and assess if you are due for any immunisations or other tests. They will provide you with some education and make a list of recommendations to discuss with your doctor. Your doctor will then see you, undertake any further checks and discuss recommendations provided by the nurse.
People who live in the community, have a valid Medicare card and fit into any of the following categories:
This will depend on the type of health assessment you are having. Your nurse or doctor can provide further information on this.
There is no out of pocket cost for the health assessment as long as you hold a valid Medicare card.
The health assessment can be done in your medical centre if you are eligible.
If you are interested in having a health assessment, please speak with your doctor or a member of our nursing team. They will answer any questions you may have.
To book an appointment, contact our friendly reception team. On the day of your appointment, please bring any medications you may be taking and your Medicare card.