Sometimes looking after our health gets away from us, whether it’s over-indulging or not exercising as often as we’d like. At Friendlies we offer a quick and convenient private consultation to give you a snap shot of your overall health and provide advice on how you can improve it.
Health Check Information
Friendlies Health Checks are designed to identify any early warning signs and help you stay healthy. You’ll get instant results on your waist circumference, BMI, blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol levels and your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease over the next five years.
One of our friendly pharmacists will explain your results and provide advice on lifestyle changes that could help you reduce your risk of developing health problems. If we see something that needs attention, we will provide a referral to your GP. That way, you can get the right treatment and care, and more information and support as required. At the end of the consultation, you will receive a comprehensive report of your results to keep and refer to in the future.
Why is a health check important?
Chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, some cancers and respiratory conditions are the leading cause of ill health, disability and death in Australia and have a significant impact on the health system. These diseases are largely preventable through early screening like the Friendlies health check and lifestyle modification.
What happens at the appointment?
At Friendlies, Health Checks are private consultations and take about 20 minutes. Your pharmacist will ask a series of questions about your health, family history, lifestyle, diet and exercise habits. Following this your pharmacist will measure your total and HDL cholesterol, blood pressure, blood glucose, height, weight and waist circumference. Using some of this information your pharmacist will then assess your risk of developing health problems such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. You’ll receive a report of your results along with lifestyle recommendations and a referral to your GP if anything is outside of target
How much does it cost?
It’s $40 for a health check at Friendlies which includes your test results and a comprehensive report. Eligible HBF members can get a fully covered health check once a year, depending on their annual maximum. Find out more.
If you’re aged 18 years or older, you can get a health check at Friendlies. Read the full terms and conditions here. https://www.friendliespharmacies.com.au/terms-and-conditions
You don’t need to fast before your appointment because the health check is only a screening tool.
HBF Member Benefits
If you're an HBF member with one of the following products, you may be eligible for a fully covered health check.
- Ultimate Package
- Prime Health Package
- Standard Extras
- Smart Saver Twin Pack
- Flexi Extras (if selected)
- Top Extras
- Saver Flexi Extras (if selected)
- Basic Extras
- Easy 8
- Premium Extras Mid
- Healthy Saver Twin Pack
- Young Single Saver Twin Pack