Aboriginal Health Checks (715) are for the whole family. Mum, Dad and the kids can and should be checked every year, which also helps develop a good relationship with your GP.
Health checks are easy and non-invasive, and can help prevent chronic conditions if picked up early enough.
If you would like an Aboriginal Health Check, make sure you book a longer appointment with your doctor.
Why does my GP need to know if I or my family are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders?
It’s important to let your GP or GP staff know for a number of reasons:
- You many need a different immunisation schedule due to your ethnicity, for generic reasons
- You may be at a higher risk of certain health conditions, so regular screening and early detection is important
- You may need additional access to Medicare items and some Allied Health services.
Did you know…
If you or your family member have received and Aboriginal Health Check, you can go into the draw to WIN $250* from Moorditj Koort? To enter, take a flyer to your doctor when you have your 715 and return it to Moorditj Koort.
*Vouchers must be used to support a health lifestyle, e.g. gym membership, sport equipment, fruit and veggie hamper etc.