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Annual 715 Health Assessments for
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People

As an Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS), Carbal Medical Services offers a free annual health check consultation specifically for anyone who identifies as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

It is important to have a 715 Health Check with a professional healthcare practitioner every 12 months to make sure that your health is kept on track and to prevent chronic conditions from developing.

This short 2 minute video from the Australian Government Department of Health outlines the free annual health check available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, how it works, and why it’s important:

Good Health Starts

With a 715 Health Check

What is a 715 Health Check?

A 715 Health Check refers to the item number on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) which allows for all Indigenous people to be eligible for an annual assessment consultation with their general practitioner or Aboriginal Health Worker (AHW).

During the consult, patients can ask their doctors about anything at all that relates to their physical or mental health or that they may be concerned about.

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After the health check, the doctor can refer a patient to up to 10 free follow-up services with professional healthcare specialists, if needed.

These healthcare services can include:

  • Counselling services
  • Allied Health professionals (eg: a physiotherapist, dietitians)
  • Specialised services that work towards the prevention of any potential chronic conditions (eg: a diebetes educator, eye specialists, etc.)

Who Can Have a 715 Health Check?

Anyone who identifies as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person and has a current Medicare card is eligible to receive a free health check each year.

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What Does a 715 Involve?

A 715 health check will generally take up to an hour and in some cases may involve that the patient see a doctor, nurse or other health worker during the same appointment.

Depending on the patient’s age and personal circumstances different tests may be carried out and some of these include:

 

  • a general health assessment including a review of weight, height, immunisations and physical abilty;
  • checking blood pressure;
  • checking blood sugar levels;
  • ordering a blood test;
  • requesting a urine test;
  • discussing the health of the patient’s family members;
  • talking about the patient’s health priorities and goals;
  • do other tests, as needed (eg: eyesight and hearing).

Make an Appointment

To book a time for your annual 715 Health Check, please contact your nearest Carbal clinic during opening hours via the phone numbers below, or you can phone our main line on 1300 379 558.

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Carbal Medical Services
Toowoomba Clinic

Address:

125 Russell Street

Toowoomba QLD 4350

 

Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri: 8:30AM – 4:30PM

 

Phone:

(07) 4639 7300

Carbal Medical Services | 125 Russell Street, Toowoomba

Carbal Medical Services
Warwick Clinic

Address:

55 Wood Street

Warwick QLD 4370

 

Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri: 8:30AM – 4:30PM

 

Phone:

(07) 4661 0800

Carbal Medical Services | 55 Wood Street, Warwick