Heart Checks are FREE for enrolled patients as follows:
* Males over 45
* Females over 55
* Males over 35 if you are of Indian or Maori ethnicity
* Females over 45 if you are of Indian or Maori ethnicity
These heart checks are funded via the Ministry of Health. The check involves a practice nurse reviewing you and your family medical history, and a blood test. Results are then analysed by computer to create your 5 years Cardiovascular Disease risk.
You can then get expert advice form the doctor or nurse on steps you can take to stay healthy. Heart checks are also available for $20 for enrolled patients, and make an ideal gift for someone you care about! Just call reception for an appointment.