Free 45-49 Year Old Health Check

The Australian Department of Health recommends that this health assessment “is for a patient who, in the clinical judgement of the medical practitioner and based on the identification of a specific risk factor, is at risk of developing a chronic disease.  A health assessment at this stage of life can assist patients to make the necessary lifestyle changes to prevent or delay the onset of chronic disease.”

Risk Factors for chronic disease include:

  • High cholesterol
  • Alcohol or drug misuse
  • 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.)

If you are aged 45-49 and have one or more of the above risk factors, you are eligible for this once-off free assessment. This comprehensive checkup is designed to detect and prevent chronic disease, and enable early intervention strategies to be implemented.

What to expect in your 45-49 Year Old Health Check – you will spend about 10 minutes with the practice nurse, followed by 20-30 minutes with your doctor. The health check includes assessment of physical and mental health in order to identify risks and signs of early onset of chronic disease, undertaking interventions and referrals where clinically appropriate, education, advice and health strategies, and a written record of the assessment.

Please print out the 45-49 Year Old Health Check questionnaire (click here) and bring the completed questionnaire to your appointment, in order to ensure the doctor has all the necessary information.

Please phone 9875 1123 to book a 45-49 Year Old Health Check (these cannot be booked online).