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My health for life is a free, six-month program where you work with a health coach to achieve your health goals.
It is a State government-funded initiative, delivered by an alliance of health organisations, and is designed to help Queenslanders stay well and lessen their risk of developing conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
Choosing either small group sessions, or one-on-one phone coaching, you explore topics such as nutrition, physical activity, understanding your personal risk of developing health conditions and how to make healthier choices a part of everyday life.
With the support of your coach, you will also develop an action plan. Whether your goal is to get more active, eat better, stress less, or lose weight, the focus is on building a step-by-step plan to help you achieve your goals over time.
Group programs are available at Banyo Clinic, and are delivered by our clinic Registered Nurse Heidi Morris.
The Group Sessions are a positive and supportive environment to share and learn as a group, while working on your own personal health goals.
You will have six sessions with your group over six months. The first session is a one-on-one appointment with your health coach (Nurse Heidi) where you both gain an understanding of your needs and goals.
Sessions are run fortnightly and you will have a 12-week break between sessions five and six.
More information about the program and its eligibility requirements can be found at – or simply phone us on 3267 5088.
You can also ask your GP during your next clinic appointment for more information.
At Banyo Clinic, we believe that health care should be holistic. We bring together GPs, nurses, medical specialists and a team of allied health professionals to help bring the highest level of health care possible to our communities.
We believe that patient education is paramount, and we conduct preventative and ongoing health assessments, management plans and education for (but not limited to):
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes Assessments
  • Kidney Health
  • Heart Health
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Checks
  • Over 75s Health Checks
  • 45-49s Health Checks
Please chat to your GP or phone us on 3267 5088 for more information.
According to the Asthma Foundation: 
“A written asthma action plan helps you regonise when your asthma is getting worse and what to do about it.
Asthma action plans help with:
  • Better control of asthma
  • Fewer asthma attacks and hospital visits
  • Fewer days off work or school
  • Reduced reliever medication use”

Click here to view the asthma handbook action plan

Banyo Clinic holds Asthma specific clinics where a formal spirometry and assessment of your Asthma can take place.
These clinics are performed all year round, but we reach out to our asthmatic patients each year ahead of flu season – around March – and encourage a review.
These are a 20–30-minute assessment with the nurse in the clinic, and a follow-up with your regular GP in person or by phone at a time convenient to you.
If you are interested in better control of your asthma, please contact Banyo Clinic on (07) 3267 5088 and ask for an Asthma Clinic appointment.
As part of Banyo Clinic’s ongoing commitment to your health and wellbeing we offer diabetes reviews with our nurses alongside a regular review by your GP. This involves a 30-minute review with the nurse and a 15-minute consult with your doctor.
Regular reviews are vital to ensure optimal management. Nurses can enhance your diabetes care by providing general advice and support, as well as performing key clinical and educational assistance.
Some examples of Diabetes Clinic activities include –
  • 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
To book an appointment or for more information, call us on 3267 5088.

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.

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