With our daily lives becoming increasingly busier, our health can sometimes get away from us. We start to overindulge, not exercise as regularly as we should and before we know it our health starts to deteriorate.
At AFS Friendly Pharmacy we understand that getting your health back on track is important and we offer a FREE 20 minute private consultation to review your overall health and provide advice on how you can improve it.
Our health checks are designed to identify early warning signs and help you remain fit, happy and healthy. Upon completion, your local Friendlies pharmacist will provide you with a comprehensive report containing your results as well as advice on lifestyle changes that could help improve your health.
Why is a Health Check Important?
Conducting regular health checks are very important to ensuring early detection of serious diseases and conditions that could have a major impact on your life. In Australia, chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, some cancers and respiratory conditions are the leading causes of ill health, disability and even death. Yet all of these are largely preventable if detected early and lifestyle changes are made. At AFS Friendly Pharmacy we're committed to looking after your health and helping prevent the likelihood of you being impacted by one of these diseases.
What happens at the Health Check?
As part of our 20 minute private consultation, our pharmacist will ask you a series of questions about your health, family history, lifestyle, diet and exercise habits. A series of tests will then be conducted to measure your cholesterol, blood pressure, blood glucose, height, weight and waist circumference. Using all of the information collected, our pharmacist will then assess your risk of developing health problems such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease and provide you with advice on how you can improve your health, wellbeing and lifestyle. At the completion of your appointment, you will receive a report with all of your results.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who can get a FREE Health Check?Our Health Checks are available to anyone over the age of 18.
How much does it cost?Our health checks are completely complimentary. You do not need to pay a cent.
Do I need to book?Bookings are not essential however we do recommend that you book prior to coming in store. This will allow us to ensure the pharmacist is free at the time you are wanting to have your health check and will minimise your wait time.
Do I need to fast?No you do not need to fast or do any preparation prior to your health check. Our health checks are simply a screening tool only.
What happens if something series is found in my health check?If we identify anything that we believe needs attention, we will provide you with a referral to your GP so that you can attain the right treatment and care.