Regular health checks and screenings can assist in the early detection and prevention of disease and illness. Recommendations for how often you should have a blood pressure, Cervical Screening Test, blood sugar, breast, skin and immunisation review vary depending on your life stage. If you have a higher risk of any condition due to your family history, or your own age and health, you’ll need to make your own health check plan with your doctor.
This is a free online tool which helps users determine their level of risk for heart disease, kidney disease and diabetes. You will be asked to answer a series of lifestyle questions, following which you will receive a personalised report showing important lifestyle changes you can make to increase the likelihood of living a longer, healthier life, which may include a prompt to make an appointment with your GP.
While Women's Health Matters takes all care to ensure that the information provided is up to date, we provide this information on the assumption that people accessing it will take responsibility for assessing its relevance and accuracy. Women are encouraged to discuss their health needs with a health practitioner. If you have concerns about your health, you should seek advice from your health care provider or if you require urgent care you should go to the nearest Emergency Department.