Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people can get a free health check every year
It’s important to have a regular health check to stay healthy and strong, even when you feel well
Why should I get a regular health check?
Having a regular health check can help prevent small health problems from becoming big ones.
Depending on your needs, the health check may enable you to access 5 free visits to other health services, including podiatry, physiotherapy, exercise physiology, and more – even if you do not have a chronic condition.
If you have a Health Care Card, and have or are at risk of having a chronic condition, you might also get free or discounted medicines.
Where can I get a health check?
You can get a free health check every year at a general practice or Aboriginal medical service such as Nunkuwarrin Yunti, Watto Purrunna, SALHN Aboriginal Family Clinic, Narungga Health, Gawler Aboriginal Health Service or Tarpari Wellbeing Central.
How can I book my next health check?
To find a culturally safe general practice or health service near you, call Sonder on (08) 8209 0700 and ask to speak to the Closing the Gap ITC team.
What happens at a health check?
The Aboriginal Health Practitioner or Nurse will have a yarn with you about your health, and the health of your family. This may take up to an hour to complete.
The health check will identify services you may need and actions you can take to improve your overall health and wellbeing.