Age specific health checks

Most new parents are aware of the NSW Blue Book (or the personal health record) and all the frequent checks to make sure bubs are growing up healthy and well.

As a reminder the checks are at;

  • 1-4 weeks of age (usually 2)
  • 6-8 weeks (with immunisations)
  • 4 months (with immunisations)
  • 6 months (with immunisations)
  • 12 months (with immunisations)
  • 18 months (with immunisations)
  • 2 year check
  • 4 year check (with immunisations)

Of course we encourage check ups at any stage if parents have concerns about their child’s development.

What most people don’t know is there are checks at older ages to ensure chronic disease is identified earlier and often prevented.

40-49 year old diabetic health assessment.

People in this age bracket are encouraged to complete the AUSDIAB questionnaire which is designed to stratify diabetes risk into low, medium and high. Check it out with this link.

If you score 12 or more, and are a regular patient of GS Health, we encourage you to book in with our nurses and doctors for a comprehensive health assessment. This service is bulk billed and can be conducted every 3 years between 40-49 years of age if eligible.

45-49 year old health check for adults at risk of developing a chronic disease.

People in this age group with a risk of developing a chronic disease are encouraged also to attend for a comprehensive health check. Eligibility includes but is not limited to;

  • Lifestyle risk factors, such as smoking, physical inactivity, poor nutrition or alcohol use;
  • Biomedical risk factors, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, impaired glucose metabolism or excess weight; and
  • A family history of a chronic disease

If you do qualify, our nurses will conduct a comprehensive health assessment looking at clarifying your risk factors and suggesting ways to reduce your risk of developing any chronic diseases.

This is eligible to be bulk billed once in this age group.

Annual health assessments

The following groups are entitled to annual health assessments to ensure the time is given to thoroughly assess the risk factors that lead to chronic disease, and manage and improve activities of daily living.

  • People aged 75 years or over
  • Permanent residents of aged care facilities
  • People with an intellectual disability

One off health assessments

A special one off health assessment that isn’t dependant on age is available for groups that do need to catch up on their health.

  • People aged 75 years or over
  • Permanent residents of aged care facilities
  • People with an intellectual disability

If you have any questions at all about health assessments and if you need one, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Our Specialties

Green Square Health provides a range of services to fulfil the needs of our community.
Please find more information on the pages below about our services and tips on how to stay healthy.