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Many of our BetterMedical GPs are qualified to conduct drivers license medicals, pre-employment medicals, dive medicals and aviation medicals. These services ensure you can receive the necessary assessment with a trusted doctor at a clinic convenient for you.
Driver’s Licence Medicals
Your health determines your safety and others' safety when driving. A drivers license requires strong perception, good judgement, responsiveness and reasonable physical capability. It is important that all drivers meet a certain medical standard to ensure their health status does not unduly increase their crash risk.
BetterMedical GPs can be required to assess a range of medical conditions that could impair your driving ability during these medical assessments. Common examples include:
- Sleep disorders
- Vision problems
- Epilepsy and seizures
- Psychiatric disorders
- Heart disease
Your doctor can contact the Driver Licensing Authority if they recommend a conditional licence which means that you may continue to drive under certain conditions, such as during daylight hours or wearing glasses. It is your responsibility to comply with any driving restrictions or other conditions provided by your doctor.
Prospective employers can request you to complete a medical assessment prior to starting work to ensure you are healthy and fit to work under certain conditions and perform certain tasks. All BetterMedical Family Medical Centres perform Pre-Employment Medical Examinations which offers a baseline health assessment for employees.
We offer two types of Diving Medicals Examinations – Recreational and Commercial. In addition to completing a medical questionnaire, patient will normally undergo a hearing and eyesight test, urine test, lung function test, blood pressure check and height and weight measurements.
Many BetterMedical General Practitioners are Australian Designated Aviation Medical Examiners (DAME) and can issue aviation medical certificates. Assessments are conducted via appointment only and must be booked specifically in advance.
Medical Assessment Near Me
If you require a medical assessment for your employment or for other activities, contact your local BetterMedical clinic to understand the assessments on offer and be recommended to other clinics if they can not.