Identify potential health issues before they become a problem.
You don’t want to be slowed downed prematurely. That’s why the pre-50’s health check is a good chance to get ahead on your health. Knowing your health and the risk factors in your life can help you make the right lifestyle choices to prevent or delay the onset of chronic conditions.
These health checks differ from person to person depending on likely risks. Assessments can include:
- A heart check
- Lung function test
- Diabetes risk assessment
- Pap smear for women (if required)
- Self breast or prostate check education
- Lifestyle and BMI discussion
- Blood pressure reading & cholesterol test
The 75+ year old annual health assessment is a comprehensive health check that can give your GP a better picture of your current health condition and medical needs. This bulk-billed health check will take approximately 40minutes to complete and will consider physical, psychological and social factors that may be affecting your health and wellbeing.
Health Screening may sound like a time consuming task; even potentially unnecessary if the results are clear anyway. But what if they aren’t? Health screening is one of the few ways to get the drop on a serious condition while it’s not as serious, and maybe even treatable. Just because you don’t have symptoms doesn’t mean you are in the clear. That’s why we offer:
- ECG (heart monitoring),
- Spirometry (lung function testing),
- Audiometry (hearing testing),
- Skin cancer screening,
- Pap smears,
- Plus a range of other cancer and chronic condition screening.
Chronic conditions can be a difficult issue to come to terms with, especially when their onset is very sudden. Patients will often find that a chronic condition can lead to other problems as well, such as stress and anxiety. We therefore offer a range of services that are aimed at supporting you through what can sometimes be a difficult transition and major lifestyle change.
Our GPs, psychologists, dieticians, diabetic educators and nurses are all on hand to offer you and your family the support and advice you require to make the changes needed to deal with chronic illness. If you or family member have already been diagnosed with a chronic condition we can help you manage it; if you haven’t, remember that regular health screening can help you identify the signs or risks of chronic illness.
Mental health issues affect people of all ages and can arise from a variety of situations and experiences. The ever growing demands of work, additional activities, home life and your social life can take its toll on your mental health swiftly or gradually. Poor mental health can easily lead you to feeling tired, being unfocused and irritable, neglecting your nutritional needs and avoiding or dreading social interactions. It’s important to consider your mental health in order to maintain your wellbeing.
If you are struggling with your stress levels or just need to let it all out, talk to someone who listens. Make an appointment with one of our psychologists today.
Sleep apnoea, sleep insomnia and snoring can all affect you and your partner physically and mentally. Not receiving enough restful sleep will have a severe impact on your health and mental processing abilities. However, there are a number of possible solutions you can try for each condition, so why let it go and struggle through the tiredness. We can refer you for a sleep study and assist you with managing your condition. Its time you got a good night’s sleep.
Travelling is always an exciting adventure, full of amazing experiences, but there are some things you won’t want to experience while overseas. Illness and disease are prevalent in other parts of the world, and it’s important that you and your immune system are prepared for those health risks. You will also find that healthcare is very different to what you are accustomed to in Australia. Seeking help later if you become ill overseas could be yet another experience you could do without; not just because of a difference in quality but in cost as well.
Before you travel speak to your GP about what precautions you can take to avoid health issues later. You may need booster shots for childhood vaccinations or medication to take with you. It’s worth a quick chat now to know how to protect yourself for later.