A health assessment is a plan of care that identifies the specific, physiological, psychological and social needs of a person.
It can also coordinate the person’s health care with additional support through the utilization of allied heath professionals, as required.
Health care assessments are specifically designed for people in the following categories:
- Aged 45 – 49 years of age and are at risk of developing a chronic disease or type 2 diabetes
- Aged 75 years or older
- Live in a residential aged care facility
- Have an intellectual disability
- Are a refugee
- Are a former Australian Defence Force personnel
- Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Patients
To help ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people receive primary health care matched to their needs our doctors can assist with early detection, diagnosis and treatment for common conditions.
The closing the gap program is available to patients who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander living with, or at risk of, chronic disease. Once enrolled in the program, eligible patients will benefit from lower or no costs when purchasing PBS medications.
Once a health assessment has been completed, patients are eligible for further support and treatment from practice nurses or allied health services. At the time of the assessment a referral will be made to the appropriate professional to ensure a holistic approach to health and wellness is achieved.
For more information on health assessments, please contact MedCentres.