45-49 Year Old Health Assessment
The Australian Federal Government supports general practice to offer a once-only, free health assessment for people aged between 45 -49 years of age, who may already have one or more known risk factors to developing a chronic health condition in the future e.g. diabetes or heart disease.
A 45-49 year old health assessment is a government funded initiative which offers patients aged between 45 and 49 the opportunity to have a once-off free health assessment. Statistically, between the ages of 45 and 49, people have a good chance of showing signs of the development of chronic disease. The aim of the health assessment is to assist with the detection and prevention of chronic disease and to enable early intervention strategies to be commenced as appropriate.
Who is eligible?
People aged between 45 and 49 years old who have one or more known risk factors to developing a chronic disease and have completed the AUSDRISK score. Some risk factors include:
High blood pressure
History of smoking
High alcohol consumption
Family history of disease
If you believe that you fulfil any of the risk factors above, speak to your GP or complete the AUSDRISK score below.
Once you've completed the questionnaire above please email the results to our admin team. Your GP will assess the results and determine if you're eligible for the assessment under Medicare requirements.
What's involved in the health assessment?
Our practice nurse will consult with you for 30-45 minutes and take a thorough history, update your medical history, provide information and advice related to your identified risk factors and create a strategy for you to manage your health. Your GP will collaborate with yourself and the practice nurse to develop the strategy and arrange any appropriate tests or referrals if required. Please allow up to 1 hour for your appointment.
What costs are involved?
There is no out of pocket cost for this once-off health assessment. Medicare Australia covers the cost of this initiative.