Health checks


You should have a blood pressure test every two years up to age 50, and every year over 50...

Know your numbers

You should have a blood pressure test every two years up to age 50, and every year over 50... Find out more →

The Cervical Screening Test is a simple procedure to check the health of your cervix. It looks and feels the same as the Pap test, but tests

Cervical Screening Test

The Cervical Screening Test is a simple procedure to check the health of your cervix. It looks and feels the same as the Pap test, but tests Find out more →

Health checks at midlife

The Australian government offers a free '45-49 year old health check' for those at risk of developing a chronic disease. Find out more →

It is not always easy to make decisions about what is best for your health. The internet and media are full of information about health problems, diseases, research findings, what we should and shouldn't eat, drink and do. How do you know if the information is reliable or accurate? How do you know if your blood pressure is too high, too low, your cholesterol is within a healthy range, whether you should have a blood sugar test, a Cervical Screening Test or immunisation review? Knowing the numbers of key health measures can help you to know if you need to make some changes for the benefit of your current and future health. 


Making decisions about your health

It is not always easy to make decisions about what is best for your health. The internet is full of information about health problems, diseases and illness but how do you know if the information is reliable or accurate? The different ways to find advice, questions to ask about whether a website is reliable and choosing a health professional are all discussed.

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Understanding research

The media is full of results from research studies and how the findings might affect our health and wellbeing. Understanding about the different types of research, clinical trials and evidence, and the ways that researchers come to their conclusions, can be helpful in making decisions about our own health. 

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Know your numbers

How do you know if your blood pressure is too high, too low, your cholesterol is within a healthy range or whether you are actually overweight? Knowing the numbers of key health measures can help you to know if you need to make some changes for the benefit of your current and future health.

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Breast checks

Being familiar with the look and feel of your breasts makes it easier to notice when any changes occur. What to do, what to look for when you conduct a breast check and when to have a mammogram is important for every woman to know.

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Cervical screening test

The five-yearly Cervical Screening Test has now replaced the two-yearly Pap test for people.

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Women under 20

Regular health checks and screenings, in combination with a healthy diet and regular physical activity, can assist in the prevention of disease or illness. Recommendations are made for how often you should have a blood pressure, cholesterol, Cervical Screening Test, skin and immunisation review.

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Women 20-40

Regular health checks and screenings, in combination with a healthy diet and regular physical activity, can assist in the prevention of disease or illness. Recommendations are made for how often you should have a blood pressure, cholesterol, Cervical Screening Test, blood sugar, breast, skin and immunisation review.

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Women 40-60

Regular health checks and screenings, in combination with a healthy diet and regular physical activity, can assist in the prevention of disease or illness. Recommendations are made for how often you should have a blood pressure, cholesterol, Cervical Screening Test, blood sugar, breast, skin and immunisation review.

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Women over 60

Regular health checks and screenings, in combination with a healthy diet and regular physical activity, can assist in the prevention and detection of disease or illness. Recommendations are made for how often you should have a blood pressure, cholesterol, Cervical Screening Test, blood sugar, breast, skin and immunisation review.

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