Spicers Employee Heart Health Checks
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What is it all about?
The check is 20 minutes in duration. An allied health professional will measure your blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol and body composition. To measure your blood glucose and cholesterol, the health professional will prick your finger to collect a small amount of blood that is collected in a tube and emptied onto a testing strip. Usually the person will only feel a small pin prick or nothing at all. Your results will be given to you in a Heart Health Check Booklet. If you fall into the high risk category for any of the tests, you may be advised to see your GP for further testing.
Note: These checks do not provide a diagnosis for any condition you may have, they simply assess risk. They don’t replace a visit to the GP, and if you are found to have any elevated risk factors, we will recommend you see your GP after your check. No fasting is required for the test.
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Who performs the checks?
The heart health checks are conducted by Allied Health Professionals. This may include Nurses or Exercise Physiologists.
If you can’t make it to one of these checks and are over 45 (or 35 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Australians) be sure to book in with your GP for a Medicare funded check.