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Preventative Care Health Check

Everyone has individual health goals, unique to them. Therefore, being ‘healthy’ can mean different things to different people.

As life gets busy and you get older early signs of chronic disease are more likely to develop. Preventative health checks conducted at the right time aim to detect, reduce or prevent the effects of disease leaving you healthier and happier to do the things you want and need to do.

Because after all, it’s easier to stay-well than get-well and that’s why screening and health checks are important.

A Preventative Care Health Check starts with a two way conversation to discuss not only your medical needs, but also how you can optimise your wellness. We look at your strength, fitness and cardiovascular health. Your mental wellness as well as lifestyle factors like healthy eating and drinking.

Health Checks at different life stages:

In your 20s and 30s

  • Blood pressure, Cholesterol and glucose levels
  • BMI, waist and hip measurements
  • Mental well-being & stress
  • Skin cancer checks
  • Testes self-checks (men)
  • Breast self-checks (women)

If sexually active:

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) screenings
  • Pap smear every five years (women)

In your 40s

All of the same checks as in your 20s and 30s plus:

  • Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment
  • Cardiovascular Risk Assessment
  • Mental health
  • Mammogram (women)
  • Eye checks for glaucoma

In your 50s and 60s

All of the same checks as in your 40s plus:

  • Osteoporosis Risk Assessment
  • Bowel cancer screening (also called FOBT – faecal occult blood test)
  • Visual acuity and hearing impairment tests

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