Entering middle age presents a whole host of new health challenges for many people. Having a good grasp of your current state of health and a relationship with a GP who is familiar with your medical history can help you navigate middle age and the future more easily. The health assessment is for a patient who, in the clinical judgement of the medical practitioner and based on the identification of a specific risk factor, is at risk of developing a chronic disease. A health assessment at this stage of life can assist patients to make the necessary lifestyle changes to prevent or delay the onset of chronic disease.
WHY DO YOU NEED TO GET A 45-49 YEAR OLD HEALTH CHECK?
- Your family history – if others in your family have developed chronic diseases, this may increase your chances of doing so.
- Biomedical factors – if you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or are overweight, your risk of developing a chronic disease may be increased. A health check can help identify these risk factors.
- Your lifestyle – if you are a smoker, are sedentary, drink excessively or have poor dietary habits, your risks of developing a chronic disease such as diabetes are very likely higher.
If you believe that you fulfill any of the above risk factors, speak to your GP about how you can make these changes to prevent the development of chronic diseases in future.
We highly recommend that all people should have at least one thorough health assessment with a GP during this stage of life. It’s an excellent time to get a good idea of how your health is tracking and to make simple changes that can have a positive impact on your quality of life.
WHAT’S INVOLVED IN A 45-49 YEAR OLD HEALTH CHECK?
At a 45-49 year old health check you will chat to our clinic nurse who will assess your risks of developing chronic diseases, you may be required to have blood tests, physical examination and discuss any health prevention screening checks. You will also see your GP, the whole process takes approximately 1 hour.
MEDICARE REBATE FOR THE 45-49 YEAR OLD HEALTH CHECK
You will be eligible for a Medicare rebate for your 45-49 year old health check. The out of pocket cost for the hour long check is $20.55. Total Cost $315.00 – Medicare Rebate $294.45.
BOOK A 45-49 YEAR OLD HEALTH CHECK
If it’s time to book your 45-49 year old health assessment, click to find your doctor: www.glenirismg.com.au
An sms/email with an information questionnaire will be sent once your appointment is confirmed. We do ask that you complete and return via sms link/email or in person prior to your appointment.