Health Assessments Cottesloe

A clean bill of health

Medicare provides additional funding for patients to cover important areas of preventative and comprehensive health care. This enables your GP to look after your needs in a more coordinated way, involves our Practice Nurses in your ongoing care, and can provide some very useful funding to cover Allied Health services, such as physiotherapy, podiatry, audiology or dietetics.

A GP Health Assessment includes a comprehensive check of your medical history, medications, allergies, observations (such as blood pressure, height, weight), and a physical exam with your Doctor. We find our patients get a surprising amount of value out of a Health Assessment, as it provides for a longer period of time with the doctor and nurse, and often matters are raised which you might not have thought to mention during a routine consultation. 

Who’s eligible for a Medicare-funded Health Assessments?

  • Over 75’s, annually
  • 45-49 years old, once
  • 40-49 years old, every 3 years, for those with a high risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes (as indicated by the Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool – see here to calculate your risk)
  • Those with an intellectual disability, annually
  • Former ADF members, once only on leaving

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