What does a Health Assessment involve?
During a health assessment, one of our nurses will take your blood pressure, record medication and complementary products you are taking and discuss day-to-day living with you. This information is taken back to your doctor with your permission for further discussion with you. It is also a valuable opportunity to find out what services are available within your local area to assist you with independence and how to access these services. This is a bulk billed service with the aim to promote and encourage better health with greater independence and encourage good home safety practices. A Home Medicine Review (HMR) may be indicated following review with your GP.
Types of Health Assessments
ATSI Health Assessments
This Health Assessment is aimed at ensuring that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people receive primary health care matched to their needs, by encouraging early detection, diagnosis and intervention for common and treatable conditions that cause morbidity and early mortality. It includes an assessment of the patient’s health, including their physical, psychological and social well being. It also assesses what preventive health care, education and other assistance should be offered to the patient to improve their health and well being.
45-49 Year Old Health Assessments
Specifically for patients aged between 45 and 49 years who are at risk of developing a ‘chronic’ disease. This may be because of lifestyle factors such as smoking, physical inactivity, excess weight, biomedical risk factors where there is no outward sign of a problem (such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol) or simply a family history of chronic disease. This service is also billed directly to Medicare.
Over 75 Health Assessments
The Seniors Annual Check-Up is for those patients who are over 75 years of age. This is a comprehensive review of your physical health and life style. It is directly billed to Medicare so there is no cost to the patient.
Doctors at Total GP Care
There are a number of friendly male and female doctors providing services at TGPC with extensive experience in general practice.View Doctors
Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL)
Total GP Care are AGPAL Accredited. The practice is accredited with AGPAL 4th Edition Standards. Patients, carers, referral network providers can be assured of high quality patient care and health services. AGPAL is the leading provider of national general practice accreditation which assesses and measures standards of delivering safe and quality health care developed by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).