Health checks are an important way to prevent diseases. Screening involves testing or checking for conditions in their early stages before symptoms have developed in order to help improve outcomes. If you have any known family history of a certain disease or other risk factors, then regular health checks and screening tests are even more important to help in prevention.
Preventative Health Check Screening is at your Doctor’s discretion and can involve:
It is recommended for all 4 year old children to visit their GP for a Healthy Kids Check. The purpose of this basic check is to ensure that your child is healthy, fit and ready to learn when they start school. The Healthy Kids Check usually consists of:
At your consultation, parents are asked if they have any concerns and appropriate referrals can be put in place for any problems identified.