Health Checks: 50 - 64 year olds

Medicare funds health assessment for people aged 50 to 64 years who are at risk of developing chronic disease with aim of decreasing the burden on chronic disease in Australia. This health check will give us the opportunity to look at your lifestyle and medical/family history to find out if you are at risk of developing any chronic medical condition.

Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening with faecal occult blood testing (FOBT) at least every two years

  • HPV test every five years

  • Mammography for women dependent on individual degree of risk

  • Immunization:

    • 23vPPV and influenza vaccination for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

    • vaccination for diphtheria, tetanus (DT); dTpa should be used in place of DT when providing booster tetanus immunisations

  • Risk of diabetes using AUSDRISK

  • Review fracture risk factors for osteoporosis for women aged >45 years and men aged >50 years

  • Absolute cardiovascular risk 

What the health check involves