Introduction

At West Pennant Hills Medical Centre we offer a variety of health checks and assessments for our patients, young and old, which will help to monitor your health and identify any issues as they arise. Early diagnosis is the key to better health, so it’s important to ensure you always get checked out.

Kids’ health check: Children’s health checks include monitoring development and normal milestones, immunisation and health promotion. Healthy Kids Checks for 3-4 year olds can assess readiness for school and provide an opportunity for early screening for visual acuity, hearing, coordination as well as motor skills and other areas of development. If any issues are identified, we can then address these.

45 to 49 health check: This comprehensive health check will ensure that any emerging health problems are identified early on, so they can be treated accordingly.

 For over 75 years health assessment: A comprehensive annual health check is recommended for all people aged over 75 to identify any health issues and optimise quality of life. Areas assessed may include but are not limited to lifestyle, mobility, medication, nutrition, exercise, safety in the home, care arrangements and support networks. Education is also a big part of this, and our nurses can provide advice on fall prevention and other things that will help to improve health and lifestyle.

Chronic Disease and GP Managed Care Plans:
Comprehensive and individualised care plan can ensure that all aspects of chronic disease are managed including goals to achieve optimal health. Chronic conditions including diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, arthritis, chronic pain are amongst the most common conditions that can be supported with the help of a care plan. Some care plan patients are eligible for referral to allied health providers at a subsidised cost.

Occupational Medicine and WorkCover Consultations:
Some occupations have increased risk of injury or illness, and doctors specialising in occupational medicine aim to ensure that high standards of health and safety at work are maintained. Occupational medicine may include but is not limited to treatment, management and prevention of injuries, return to work planning, pre-employment medicals and WorkCover consultations.