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Health checks, screenings and tests

Planned health checks should form part of how you manage your health. Learn more about the different checks, screenings and tests that are available and at what time in your life you should have them.

Blood pressure explained

Learn what is a healthy or normal blood pressure. Discover the symptoms of high and low blood pressure and how to monitor your blood pressure.

Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference

Learn how to calculate your body mass index (BMI) and measure your waist circumference. These measurements tell you if you are a healthy weight.

Bone density scan

Find out if you need a bone density scan and how this medical test is used to help identify low bone density and diagnose osteoporosis.

Bowel cancer screening

Bowel cancer screening is important for early detection of bowel cancer. This test can show up signs of cancer before you have symptoms.

Breast checks to detect breast cancer

Your risk of developing breast cancer increases with age. Here’s how to recognise symptoms and detect it early.

Cervical screening test

The cervical screening test detects human papillomavirus (HPV) to help prevent cervical cancer. Discover when you need to begin having it.

Cholesterol and lipid blood tests

A cholesterol and lipid blood test looks at the levels of cholesterol and other fats in your blood. Find out if you need one.

Dental check-up

A dental check-up is when your dental practitioner checks inside your mouth and gives your teeth a thorough clean. Learn what it involves.

Diabetes screening tests

You can have diabetes without any symptoms. Find out if you’re at high risk of diabetes and when you may need to get a screening test.

Regular eye tests can help make sure your eyes are in good health.

Eye tests

Regular eye tests can pick up problems before you have any symptoms. You don’t need a referral to see an optometrist. Learn more about eye tests here.

Family history screening

Knowing your family medical history is important. It can guide you to make changes that will reduce your risk of getting a hereditary condition.

Hearing test

Hearing tests can detect and measure the severity of hearing loss. Find out who needs a hearing test and what types of hearing tests can be done.

Heart health check

Understanding heart disease risk can help you reduce your risk and protect your heart. Find out more about heart disease risk and heart disease tests.

Mammogram (breast screens)

A mammogram is a type of x-ray used to screen for breast cancer. Learn more about the process, plus the benefits and risks of having a mammogram.

Skin cancer check

Anyone can develop skin cancer and the risks increase as you grow older. Read on to find out how you can get a skin check.

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