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The top priority of our General Practitioners is your general health and well-being. Regular major-health checks with your trusted BetterMedical doctor are vital, regardless of any specific health concerns. Regular Health Checks are recommended for everyone no matter your fitness level, age or gender.
By booking regular consultations, your doctor can monitor any changes and perform the necessary tests to ensure your health is looked after. These Health Checks may help you live a longer, happier life by preventing, detecting and treating health issues early.
If you are aged 45 or over, you may be eligible for a fully bulk billed general health check.
If possible, it’s recommended to consult with the same doctor for each appointment to develop a trusted relationship and streamline the storing of your health records. The same trusted BetterMedical doctor performing your health checks ensures they are aware of your full medical background, experiences and concerns and provide a comprehensive medical service.
Health Checks By Age
It is important to have regular health checks at all stages of life. Different age groups need different medical areas examined and monitored.
Health checks for children typically include…
Newborn baby height and weight
Newborn baby blood test to check for metabolic or genetic disorders
Regular childhood health checks to assess overall health such as eyesight, hearing, sleeping habits, learning ability, language and physical development.
If you’re in your 20’s & 30’s…
Cholesterol and glucose levels
Pap smear test and pelvic exams
Skin cancer checks
Sexual health screenings
Healthy weight assessment
In your 40’s…
In addition to the health checklist for 20 and 30 year olds, patients in their 40’s will typical also have an:
Health assessment for chronic diseases
Health assessment for type 2 diabetes
When you’re in your 50’s an later…
As you move into your 50s, regular preventive health checks with your GP become even more important, because as we get older many of us become more vulnerable to illnesses. Some additional health checks at this stage of life include:
Breast checks and mammograms
Bone density scan (to check for Osteoporosis)
Faecal occult blood test (bowl cancer screening)
When applying for certain kinds of insurance you may be required to have a health check. Some insurance companies may request a health summary or copy of your old medical notes. The insurance company may cover the cost of the assessment or you may be required to cover the cost yourself. Please let the reception staff know if you are coming in for an insurance medical, and they can advise the procedure.
All BetterMedical GPs offer the above health checks for you and your family. Many serious health conditions can be avoided if you simply make the time to see your GP for routine tests.