Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can access a health check annually. 715 health checks are free at Aboriginal Medical Services and bulk bulling clinics to help people stay healthy and strong.
Aboriginal Health Checks and Closing the Gap Program
Your Health is in Your Hands
Having a health check provides important health information for you and your doctor.
Staying on top of your health is important. It helps to identify potential illnesses or chronic diseases before they occur. It is much easier to look at ways to prevent these things from occurring, rather than treatment.
The 715 Health Check is designed to support the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients of all ages. It is free at Aboriginal Medical Services and bulk billing clinics.
What happens at the health check?
Having the health check can take up to an hour. Cassia Medical Practice Nurse, Aboriginal Health Worker or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner may assist the doctor to perform this health check. They will record information about your health, such as your blood pressure, blood sugar levels, height and weight. You might also have a blood test or urine test. It is also an opportunity to talk about the health of your family.
Depending on the information you've provided, you might have some other tests too. You'll then have a yarn with the doctor or health practitioner about the tests and any follow up you might need. It's also good to tell them about your family medical history or any worries you have about your health.
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