Health Assessments

Preventive Medicine

At Mandurah Medical Centre, we have a strong commitment to preventive medicine. The schedule below is recommended by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Please feel free to discuss this with your doctor so that we tailor it to your particular requirements.

Health Assessment Schedule

What Frequency Who
Smoking Discussion Annual Smokers
Weight Check Annual All
Dietary Advice Annual All
Alcohol Advice Annual All
Physical Activity Advice Annual All
Cardiovascular Risk 2 Yearly 45 Years
Blood Pressure Check Annual 18 Years
Cholesterol Check 2 Yearly 45 Years
Diabetes Check Annual 40 Years
Kidney Disease Check 5 Yearly 50 Years
Skin Cancer Check Annual 30 Years
Cervical Cancer Check 2 Yearly (or as directed)
Breast Cancer Check 2 Yearly (or as directed) Women & 50
Bowel Cancer Check 2 Yearly (or as directed) 50 Years
Sexual Health Check Annual/New Partner
Influenza Vaccination Annual 65 Years
Pneumonia Vaccination Minimum of 5 Year Booster 65 Years
Mental Health Yearly

We offer a range of health assessments to keep your health on track no matter what stage of life you are enjoying! Our health assessments are fully covered by Medicare – for more information please speak to our friendly reception staff to see if you are eligible.

75 Years and over – An annual health check, including medications, sight and hearing assessment, which may be referred on, and provides a comprehensive picture of your health.  During your visit we discuss your general health, medication and identify any health needs you may have. We recommend this assessment to help provide a comprehensive picture of your health, to prevent future problems and enjoy better health for longer.

Please remember to bring your reading glasses and any medications with you to your appointment.

45-49 year old patients – We offer you a one off, Medicare funded comprehensive/preventative health check – including blood tests and may offer a skin check. Our doctors can guide you in preventative health

4 year old patients  – Are given a general health check along with their 4 year old immunisations.

Patients of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander heritage  – Are offered an annual health assessment to help them achieve optimum health outcomes.

Diabetes Risk Assessment – is an evaluation for people between the age of 40 and 49 with a high risk of developing diabetes. Are you at risk?

Ask your GP today.