Under the Medicare rebate program, a range of Health Assessments (usually between 20 – 40 minutes duration, depending on the type of assessment) aimed to check your health and well being exist for a range of conditions for our patients. Our nurses, under the instruction of your GP at Burgundy Street Family Medical, usually conduct the health assessments, when a prior appointment has been made.
The two main purposes of Health Assessments are the early prevention and screening of diseases such as premature heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer. When a Health Assessments is conducted it allows your GP, the nurse and the patient to work together to activate preventative activities.
Currently the following Health Assessments exist:
- Type 2 diabetes check for people who are at high risk of developing this disease and aged between 40-49
- A chronic disease check (eg. high blood pressure, asthma, COPD, arthritis, dementia) for people aged between 40-49
- A comprehensive health check for permanent residents of residential aged care facilities
- A health assessment for people with an intellectual disability
- A health assessment for refugees and other humanitarian entrants