A health assessment is a set of tests and examinations that give you an overview of your current health
Why wait for health problems to arise when you can help prevent them?
A health assessment is more than a check up. It can be the start of a journey towards better health and may help you to identify any future health risks. A series of tests and examinations are carried out to give you an overview of your current health, whereby advise will be given around how you can minimise your health risks.
You might choose to have a health assessment because of a specific health concern, or you’d simply like support to improve your health. Employers may also want key staff to attend a Health Assessment to identify risks to health and improve wellbeing among staff.
What happens during a Health Assessment?
Assessments of this kind are usually carried out by a doctor or other health care professional at a private hospital, who will begin by filling out your basic details, such as your height, weight and BMI. They will then discuss your lifestyle choices with you, such as your daily activity levels, whether or not you smoke, your dietary and exercise habits and, depending on your requirements, your fertility health. They may then go on to check vital statistics, such as your blood pressure, a blood test to check cholesterol levels and blood sugar and a urine test to ensure everything is normal.
Health screening assessments do not only check your statistics. They also provide a valuable opportunity to talk to a health care professional in detail about any issues you may have, such as existing conditions, general questions or concerns that you may not feel a ten minute doctor’s appointment would have time to cover.
During these assessments, you will have time to ask questions and in most cases discuss the results of your tests at the time. This is very useful as often waiting for test results can be frustrating and lengthy. If you do not understand anything about the results, you can ask questions directly and you will also be provided with the results of these tests to take away with you so you have a record of your assessment.
Once the assessment is complete, the hospital will provide you with a report that you can keep as a record of your visit. This information is valuable, as it means that you will have something to compare any later assessments with.
Choose the right health assessment for you
If you’re unsure of which health assessment is best for you, we’re here to help. Speak to our team today for more information.