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715 Health Check

The aim of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Check (MBS item 715) is to help ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people receive primary health care matched to their needs, by encouraging early detection, diagnosis and intervention for common and treatable conditions that cause morbidity and early mortality. The health assessment is an annual service and covers the full age spectrum.

Did you know?

  • Having a yearly 715 Health Check is free and takes around 45-60 minutes to complete.
  • The 715 Health Check has been tailored for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of all ages.
  • Having your 715 will help you to manage your health and prevent chronic diseases.
  • Having your 715 will also give you access to additional bulk-billed Allied Health Services (including podiatry, physiotherapy, dietitians and more).

 

A free NCACCH Polo Shirt will be given to every NCACCH client who has completed a 715 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Check between 1st July 2017 and 30th June 2018.

How to get your shirt:

  • Contact your regular GP to make an appointment to have your 715 Health Check. Please let reception staff know that you would like to have a 715 Health Check and will require a longer appointment.
  • If you had a 715 Health Check last financial year (1 July 2016 – 30 June 2017), you will need to wait 9-12 months until your next check.
  • Once you have completed your 715 Health Check, your GP will notify NCACCH and we will contact you to arrange collection of your shirt.

If you don’t have a GP, you can download a list of NCACCH Approved Practices where you will be bulk billed for your visit.

For any further information or assistance feel free to contact Maria Mitchell-Brown, Indigenous Outreach worker on 5346 9800 or for more information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health checks you can download the MBS Item 715 Fact Sheet.

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