Health checks are an examination of your current state of health performed by your primary care doctor (GP). Health checks are very common and are done at various stages of life. Infants and patients with chronic health conditions may need more frequent checks to ensure that they remain in good health.
I’m healthy, why do I need a health check?
Another reason for health checks are to:
- Recognise health issues/diseases early
- Lessen impact of chronic health conditions by treating them earlier or by delaying their onset
- Address any lifestyle factors that may add risk to developing health conditions later on in life
What do health checks involve?
Health checks may include
- Updating your personal and family medical history
- Review of medications
- Identifying health issues
- Medical examinations
- Blood tests
- Advice and information on how to improve your health and reduce long-term risk
Useful links and more information below:
Easy-to-read information from BUPA
National Guide by the RACGP