Our health assessments are free for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Having a health check can take up to an hour, with food and drink provided. A nurse or Aboriginal health worker may assist the doctor to perform this health check. They will record information about your health, such as your blood pressure, blood sugar levels, height and weight. You may also have a blood or urine test. It is also an opportunity to talk about the health of your family.
Depending on the information you’ve provided, you might have some other tests too. You’ll then have a yarn with the doctor or health practitioner about the tests and any follow up you might need. It’s also good to tell them about your family medical history or any worries you have about your health.
Learn more about health assessments here: Department of Health: Health checks for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
During a health assessment, a healthcare professional will:
- Collect patient information and past health history
- Make an overall health assessment and provide advice and information to the patient regarding their health
- Recommend appropriate interventions
- Take blood and urine tests (if required)
- Keep a secure record of the health assessment, and maintain strict confidentiality
A completed health assessment report, including recommendations, can be provided at the patient’s request.
To enquire and book a free health assessment please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 262 360
For more information see FAQs
Your local doctor is called your GP. Your GP is your first point of contact for non-emergency and preventative medical care during clinic hours. GPs are trained in medicine and are qualified to treat people for general health problems, such as illnesses or injuries that can’t be treated by over-the-counter medication.
Having a trusting relationship with your GP and the healthcare team is one of the best ways of staying healthy. They will get to know you and your family over time and become familiar with your medical history.
Your GP can provide services such as diagnosing and treating disease, pain and other conditions; vaccinations; mental health advice; family planning advice; wound care; prescribing medication; writing referrals for tests or scans; and referring you to specialists.
Learn more about visiting a GP here: Better Health Victoria: Seeing a Doctor or a General Practitioner
Immunisation is a safe and effective way to protect you and your children from harmful, contagious diseases. It also safeguards the health of other people, now and for future generations. To meet the immunisation requirements, children need to be up to date with their immunisations, on an approved catch-up schedule or have an approved exemption.
All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are able to get extra vaccines for free. These extra vaccinations are to protect you against serious diseases. They are in addition to other recommended immunisations for each age group.
Learn more about immunisations here: Department of Health: Immunisation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
Acute and Chronic Disease Management
Disease Management is when a GP plans and coordinates the health care of patients. This can be for acute or chronic illness. The onset and treatment of acute (short term) illness can be treated at our clinic by our healthcare team. An example of acute illness is any minor injury or infection.
People with chronic (long term) conditions can be provided with a management plan tailored to the patient’s needs and desired outcomes. There is no list of eligible conditions, however Chronic Disease Management is designed for patients who need to see a number of different specialists for their condition. Some examples of chronic diseases that we provide services for are asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal conditions and stroke.
Our healthcare team are specially trained to help patients care for their wounds. Within our clinic and mobile service we can provide wound treatment, education and management plans. A management plan will assist you to treat any current wounds and prevent wounds in the future.