Health Checks are about looking at a person’s physical, and social emotional wellbeing condition and ensuring they live healthy and longer lives. Gurriny strives to empower the people of Yarrabah by assisting them to identify, manage, and/or prevent chronic diseases through by firstly completing a health check at our service. Health Checks also assists to identify risk factors for chronic diseases.
A Registered Nurse, Indigenous Health Worker and General Practitioner will conduct basic observations such as:
- Height, weight and temperature
- Ask questions in regards to lifestyle, daily diet intake, exercise, living condition, social lifestyle
- Blood tests
- Urine tests
- Hearing tests
- Listen to the heart and lungs
- Check that all body parts are working well and no abnormalities are detected
The doctor may introduce a treatment plan (if there are any problems) and will refer the client onto specialist services. Gurriny Yealamucka Health Service staff promotes both adult, youth and child health checks through existing programs/clinics and community events throughout the year.
To book an appointment for a health check, contact our clinic reception.