Every year an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person is eligible to receive a Health Check through Bega Garnbirringu Health Services.

We can only complete the Health Check if: 

  • You haven’t had the health check completed through another service provider
  • You Identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Person; and  
  • Have a valid Medicare Card  

Health Checks are important to continue the best care of your health. This allows the Doctor to identify if there are any health risk issues or concerns for your health. If you have a chronic condition, your health check can help make sure you are getting the medication and care you need. 

What happens at a free annual health check 

Our team of qualified Doctors and Health Professionals will work with you to perform your annual health check. A typical health check can take up to 1hour and consists of following, keeping in mind that age and circumstances might vary the tests required:  

  • Blood pressure 
  • Blood sugar levels 
  • Check your height and weight 
  • Blood test 
  • Urine test 
  • Other tests, as needed

Remember that it’s your check, so tell your health worker about any worries you have, you can even talk about the health of your family and your current health priorities and goals 

Your doctor will let you know if you need any follow-up care, they might even suggest services to help you with your: 

  • Heart 
  • Vision 
  • Hearing 
  • Movement 
  • Mental health 
  • Specialist 
  • Allied health services

Bega provides most of these services in house, however on some occasions you may be referred to another service.

For more information please contact Bega Clinic on 08 9022 5500 or;

Free Call 1800 037 037