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 BMI, blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol levels which will help identify your risk factors for disease.
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 on your results to keep and refer to in the future.
Can I get a health check?
If you’re aged 18 years or older, you can get a health check at Friendlies. Read the full terms and conditions here.
How much does it cost?
It’s $40 for a health check at Friendlies which includes your tests 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.
What happens at the appointment?
Your pharmacist will ask some questions about your lifestyle, diet and exercise habits as well as measure your blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose levels, height, weight and waist circumference. We do all this to assess your risk of developing health problems such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. You’ll receive a report on your results along with exercise, diet and lifestyle recommendations. At Friendlies, health checks are private consultations and take about 20 minutes.
Do I need to fast?
You don’t need to fast before your appointment because the health check is only a screening tool. However, if you want to get more accurate readings for your blood glucose and cholesterol, fasting for two hours before your appointment will help. For more advice, drop into your local Friendlies pharmacy to speak to one of our friendly pharmacists.
HBF member benefits
If you’re an eligible member with one of the following products, you could qualify for a fully covered health check once a year, depending on your annual maximum. Health checks are only available at selected pharmacies, and service eligibility applies. If you qualify, you may also be able to claim instantly at Friendlies which means you won’t have to pay upfront.