45-49 Year Old Health Checks

The Federal Government introduced health checks for everyone aged between 45 and 49 who may be at risk of developing a health complaint, like diabetes or heart problems.
The aim of the health check is to help find, prevent or lessen the effect of disease based on the premise that it is better to prevent disease than to treat it. This health check looks at your lifestyle and medical/family history to find out if you are at risk.

The health check involves:

  • Updating your medical history and looking at your health issues
  • Doing tests (such as blood pressure tests), if required
  • Follow up of any problems identified
  • Advice and information, for example on how to make lifestyle changes to improve your health

Risk factors may include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Extra weight
  • Unbalanced diet
  • High cholesterol
  • Family history of disease (e.g. cancer, glaucoma, heart disease, depression or diabetes)
  • Smoking
  • High stress levels
  • Sun Exposure

This service is fully covered by Medicare and there is no cost to the patient.
When booking your appointment, please ensure to let the reception staff know that it is for a 45-49 health check so they can allocate an appropriate time period for the doctor.

You are here: Home Our Services Your Health 45-49 Year Old Health Checks