At Pimpama Medical Centre, we have a strong commitment to preventive medicine. The schedule below is recommended by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Please feel free to discuss this with your doctor so that we tailor it to your particular requirements.
Details Frequency Who
|Physical Activity Advice||Annual||All|
|Cardiovascular Risk Check||2 yearly||>45 years|
|Blood Pressure Check||Annual||>18 years|
|Cholesterol Check||2 yearly||>45 years|
|Diabetes Check||Annual||>40 years|
|Kidney Disease Check||5 yearly||>50 years|
|Skin Cancer Check||Annual||>30 years|
|Cervical Cancer Check (Pap Smear)||2 yearly||Women >18 years|
|Breast Cancer Check||2 yearly||Women >50 years|
|Bowel Cancer Check||2 yearly||>50 years|
|Sexual Health Check||Annually/New Partner||All|
|Influenza Vaccination||Annual||>65 years, At Risk†|
|Pneumonia Vaccination||Min of 5 year booster||>65 years, At risk‡|
* Minimum frequency, more often for certain at risk groups
** For general population, earlier checks appropriate for certain at risk group
† eg Heart Disease, Lung conditions incl Asthma, Diabetes, Kidney Disease, Immune Disorders
‡ Smokers, Heart Disease, Lung Conditions,
The aim of the health check is to help find, prevent or lessen the effect of disease. This health check will give us the opportunity to look at your lifestyle and your doctor and nurse can support you by
- giving you personalised advice on how to reduce your risk of illness by making some healthy changes
- providing you with practical advice to help you improve your health
- putting you in touch with expert advice, information and support.
45 to 49 years – Health check
If you have at least one of the following (or other) risk factors that could lead to a chronic disease later in life? You may be eligible for a FREE health check if you answered YES to any of these conditions.
- high blood pressure
- family history of disease (e.g. Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes)
- inadequate exercise
- high cholesterol
75 years plus – Health check
Patients over 75yrs of age are eligible for a free annual health assessment. This is part of the Federal Government’s initiatives to improve the health care available to older Australians.
A health assessment of an older person is an in-depth assessment of a patient aged 75 years and over. It provides a structured way of identifying health issues and conditions that are potentially preventable or amenable to interventions in order to improve health and/or quality of life.
The purpose of this health assessment is to help identify any risk factors exhibited by an elderly patient that may require further health management. In addition to assessing a person’s health status, a health assessment is used to identify a broad range of factors that influence a person’s physical, psychological and social functioning.