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Health checks

Having regular health checks is an important way to look after yourself. Health checks can identify risks or early signs of a health problem. They can also help you monitor existing health issues. If you find health problems early, you have a better chance of treating and managing them.

Learn more about key health measures and important health checks for women.

Even if you feel healthy, it’s important to have regular health checks. You might not have any symptoms, or you may only notice symptoms in later stages of an illness. Health checks can help identify health problems early. Learn about what happens at a health check and how doctors measure your health. Read more
You will need different health checks throughout your life, depending on your age, risk factors, medical background and family history. It’s recommended you have certain checks, regardless of your age. For example: have a skin check every year have an eye test every two years, or as needed have a hearing test if you notice any hearing loss have a dental check and clean every year (some dentists recommend every six months). Read more
This is a general guide to health checks at different ages, but some checks and how often you have them may vary depending on your risks, medical history and ethnic background. Talk to your doctor about checks you may need. Read more

This con­tent has been reviewed by a group of med­ical sub­ject mat­ter experts, in accor­dance with Jean Hailes pol­i­cy.