715 Health Checks
Health Checks are about looking at a person’s physical, and social emotional wellbeing condition and ensuring they live healthy and longer lives. Health Checks also assist in identifying risk factors for chronic diseases.
An Indigenous Health Worker, Nurse 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 clinic has a system in place for the follow-up and review of tests and results. Clients are contacted for recall via telephone, letter or home visit by a nurse, health worker and/or other Gurriny team member.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 promote 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 on 4226 4100.
Deadly Choices is a health promotion initiative of the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH).
It aims to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to make healthy choices for themselves and their families – to stop smoking, to eat good food and exercise daily. Deadly Choices also encourages our people to access their local Community Controlled Health Service and complete an annual ‘Health Check’.
By raising awareness of healthy lifestyle choices and increasing the number of Indigenous people seeking health checks, Deadly Choices has made a real difference in closing the health and life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians