The 45 - 49 year old health check is a one off check up aimed at assessing your risk of developing chronic disease in the future.
The Health Check is an opportunity to reflect on your lifestyle, medical and family history and to then assess your risk of developing chronic disease.
You are then able with the help of your doctor and other allied health services, look at ways of reducing that risk.
The Health Check includes:
Patient information collection, including taking a medical history, and undertaking any relevant investigations ( blood urine tests) and examinations.
An overall assessment of your health including your readiness to make lifestyle changes
Referrals to other providers if required
Advice and information including strategies to achieve lifestyle and behavioural changes
Medicare covers the cost under specific item numbers, which are designated for these health checks. KFMP will waive their usual private fees for this one off health assessment.
A health check at this stage of life is encouraged so as to assist you to make necessary lifestyle changes to prevent or delay the onset of chronic disease.