Why Have a Health Assessment?
The number one reason for having a health assessment is peace of mind. Health Assessments do not have to wait until you are feeling unwell. If you are worried about certain health issues a thorough health assessment may help ease your worries. Time with a doctor to talk about your health concerns can be very reassuring.
It’s important to know that early diagnosis and treatment can increase the likelihood of a full recovery and it is often easier to treat.
Components of a health assessment
Health assessments are generally made up of the following elements:
- Information collection - including composing a clinical history and even undertaking or arranging examinations and investigations as required
- Making an overall assessment of your current health status
- Recommending appropriate interventions
- Providing advice and information on your current health. Patient Privacy assured.
- Keeping a record of your health assessment - a written report about the health assessment, with recommendations about matters covered by the health assessment can be provided if requested by you; and
- Offering your carer a copy of the report or extracts of the report relevant to your carer. (This is only if the practitioner considers it appropriate and you have agreed)