- Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes Assessments
- Kidney Health
- Heart Health
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Checks
- Over 75s Health Checks
- 45-49s Health Checks
- Better control of asthma
- Fewer asthma attacks and hospital visits
- Fewer days off work or school
- Reduced reliever medication use”
- Record weight, waist measurement and blood pressure
- Perform a foot examination
- Review medications and provide education around your current medication regime
- Check smoking status, alcohol consumption and general nutrition
- Discuss testing and review results and targets
- Discuss and develop individualised goals for weight, blood pressure HbA1c and cholesterol
- Discuss healthy lifestyle goals – including healthy eating and regular activity
- Develop a personalised Care Plan -including referrals to appropriate Allied Health Professionals e.g. Podiatry, Dietician, Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiologist
- Provide a glucometer and appropriate education and support on how to use it (if eligible / applicable)
- Education around insulin and use of appropriate devices
- NDSS registration
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Checks are available to patients of any age who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
These checks have lots of questions about you and your health, and help to identify if you have any chronic diseases, or are at risk of getting them. Our nurses want to make sure that you are getting the medications and care you need. This involves a 60-minute review with the nurse, and a 30-minute review with your doctor.
We recommend having your health check with us only if Banyo Clinic is where you see your regular doctor, or is your regular clinic. This is so that your ongoing care needs are met with the most consistency.
These checks can be done every 9 – 12 months, and are culturally and age specific health checks for children between 0 and 14 years; adults between the ages of 15 and 54 years, and older people over the age of 55 years.
These checks include:
- Taking a medical history
- A medication review
- Advice about any chronic conditions you have or could have in the future
- Making sure you have access to any services you need
- Education and advice about activities and lifestyle choices
- Making sure you are enrolled in the Closing the Gap Program (CTG – more information below)
- Answering any health questions you have
To book an appointment or for more information, call us on 3267 5088.
Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients are eligible to be registered for Close the Gap Program – a government funded initiative to increase accessibility of services, in order to achieve equality in health and life expectancy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.