Health Checks & Wellness
Our wellness programs vary depending on the individual’s needs, but regular Health Checks are an important preventative health component of these strategies.
At Strathfield Family Medical Centre we offer the following regular Health Checks:
- Blood pressure check
- Heart checks
- Diabetes screening
- Colon cancer screening
- Eye examination
- Physical examination
- Womens checks
- Health assessments
- Weight management clinics
- Chronic disease case management
From time to time your height, weight, and body mass index (BMI) will be checked during examinations. Depending on their risk factors, both men and women over the age of 40 should undergo a physical examination once every 3 years.
Blood pressure check
Both men and women with a history of borderline or high blood pressure should have their blood pressure checked at least every year.
Patients with diabetes, heart disease, kidney problems, or other related conditions also need to have their blood pressure checked regularly.
Both men and women aged 40 or above should get tested for diabetes every 3 years. Women with blood pressure above 135/80 will be recommended by their healthcare provider to check their blood sugar for diabetes.
General checks of suspicious or itchy areas of your skin should be examined as they arise.
Urgent skin issues such as
- Bites and stings,
- Chicken pox, shingles, ringworm,
- Burns and blisters,
should be addressed immediately.
Regular skin checks
Regular skin checks can cover the following:
- Skin cancer screening
- Skin checks & molescan
- General skin care
- School sores and acne
- Skin allergies, infections, rashes
- Athlete's foot and fungal infections
An eye examination is recommended every two years for patients older than 45 or with vision abnormalities. You may need to be checked for glaucoma after the age of 45.
Flu Vaccinations : A flu vaccine is recommended once a year.
A bone density test should be performed in all postmenopausal women with fractures. Women under the age of 65, depending on their risk factors may also need to be screened for osteoporosis.
Other Assessments and Programs
- Quit Smoking Clinic - motivational counselling, smoking cessation advice, medication and nicotine replacement therapies.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Health Assessments