As part of the Closing the Gap, patients that identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and hold a Medicare card, can get a free health check every 9 months, as well as free follow-up care if needed.
715 health check is important. It can help identify whether you’re at risk of illnesses or chronic conditions. It’s much easier to prevent than to treat them, so catching them early can make a big difference.If you already have a chronic condition, your health check can ensure it is well managed, and review that you are getting the medication and care you need. This appointment also gives you an opportunity to discuss any other health issues that you might be worried about, or need help with.