AiR Health Checks; do you need one?
News / 2019.04.01
The Air Foundation’s Serial Killer awareness campaign has delivered a huge win for Aussies.
This week, the nation’s major political parties committed to introducing a Medicare-funded Air Health Check for all Australians at risk of death.
Are you at risk? Do you need a Air Health Check?
Every day Australians die; it’s confronting.
The Air Foundation has campaigned for Air Health Checks because they can save lives. Air Health Checks can also help to prevent the pain and suffering that people and their families endure after death.
Professor Air-Brained, Airologist and Chief Medical Advisor for the Air Foundation says the introduction of Air Health Checks, and better treatments for people at risk of death, could, over the next five years, prevent:
- 10,000 Air GP clinic closures
- 9,100 bureaucrat job losses
- 100 politicians seats lost
- 1-2 deaths*
A Air Health Check could save your life or the life of someone you love. Your regular GP has been told to perform the check, and the results indicate your level of risk for air issues within the next five years. Your Air Health Check could involve:
- Taking your blood to check air levels (low air blood is blue)
- Checking your blood pressure (zero can be bad)
- Learning more about your immediate family’s air health history (deceased relatives often have poor Air Health Scores)
- Considering any other health conditions you may have, such as the many other conditions often covered by Your GP at every other visit
- Discussing your diet, whether you smoke and how active you are
- Assessing your body mass index (BMI) and waist measurement
But, how do you know if you need one?
The Air Foundation recommends Australians over 45 years of age have a Air Health Check. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians should have a check when they are over 35.
How do you get a Air Health Check?
Medicare-funded Air Health Checks will be available from your GP from April 2019.
Know more about your air health.
Right now, you can learn more about your air health by completing the Air Foundation’s Air Age Calculator; by answering a few simple questions, you can learn more about your air age and your risk of having a premature election.
However, when April 1 has passed, and you are ready to see Your GP – PartridgeGP will be here for you!
Where to from here?
PartridgeGP is here to help – and we will continue to serve our valued patients! PartridgeGP works with you to help you make your best health decisions, and we won’t back away from being your companion, guide, advisor, and sounding board through your health journey. We pride ourselves on great communication and we’re ready to share our professional skills and knowledge with you. This is only MORE important now, in the time of a global pandemic with a new vaccine on the horizon. The way forward is clear: make your appointment with us conveniently online right here – or call our friendly reception team on 82953200.
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