Preventative Health Care
Preventative Health Services Include the Following
- 45–49-Year-Old Preventative Health Checks: The 45–49-year-old preventative health check is a one-time thorough check up available to everyone within this age range. The aim is to help find, prevent, or lessen the effect of disease.
- Cardiovascular Risk Assessment: A Heart Health Check or Comprehensive Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment looks at a patient’s current heart health, as well as the need for ongoing management if required.
- Flu Immunisations: The flu vaccine is recommended for any person six months of age and over wanting to reduce the likelihood of becoming ill with the flu.
Adult Vaccinations: The kind of vaccines you need will depend on several factors, including if you missed out on childhood vaccines, if you are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, your job and age, if you're planning on travelling.
- Blood Pressure Checks: High blood pressure is a major risk factor for ill health. Blood pressure checks are quick and easy.
- Skin Checks & Excisions: A skin check is a comprehensive assessment and examination of a patient for any evidence of skin cancer.
- Nutritional Advice: Our doctors are familiar with your health and this makes them an ideal resource to discuss your nutritional needs.
Bowel Cancer Screening: If you have specific concerns, you can discuss them with your doctor, who can order tests and/or referral to a specialist to ensure your continued good health.
CST-Pap Smear: In 2017 the Pap Smear Test was replaced by the Cervical Screening Test. This test is now offered to women aged between 25 to 74 once every 5 years instead of every 2 years.