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What is Health Promotion?

Health promotion is a set of processes that allow people to control and enhance their health. This behavioural social science assists governments, communities, and individuals in managing and addressing health-related issues.

These efforts are achieved by developing healthy public policies, creating supportive environments, strengthening community action, and enhancing personal skills.

What is Preventative Care? 

Preventative care involves medical services designed to detect and potentially diagnose health problems early, often before any symptoms appear. Engaging in preventative healthcare can contribute to a longer and healthier life.

The preventative approaches are different for adults and children. For adults, it generally involves:

  • Screenings for diseases
  • Counselling on quitting smoking and maintaining healthy eating habits
  • Immunisations

In the case of children, preventative healthcare typically includes:

  • Annual physical and mental examinations
  • Vaccinations
  • Tests for conditions such as autism and lead exposure
  • Blood tests

What Types of Tests, Screenings, and Services are Part of Preventative Care for Adults?

As mentioned, adults have specific preventative care approaches. Check out the explanation of each effort here:

Screenings for Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, and Diabetes

It is important to undergo early detection of these common metabolic disorders for further treatment. With late or inappropriate treatment, these issues might cause severe illnesses and could shorten a person’s life.

Screenings for Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Cervical Cancer, and Prostate Cancer

Breast cancer, one of the most common cancers experienced by women globally, needs an early screening. Similarly, other types of cancers like colorectal, cervical and prostate are important to be highlighted for early screenings. This helps the cancer cells to spread to other body parts.

Counselling

Preventative counselling involves assistance in certain conditions. Some examples are quitting smoking, mental health screening, healthy lifestyle building, and chronic condition management. 

Immunisations

Some recommended vaccines for adults are the COVID-19 vaccine, hepatitis B vaccine, HPV vaccine, chickenpox vaccine, and MMR vaccine. Consult your doctor to determine which one to take.

Preventative for Children

Just like adults, children also need preventative care to keep them away from diseases and illnesses. This care will help maintain their health during their growth. Some of the efforts involve:

Behavioural and Mental Health Screenings

Conditions like depression, autism, and developmental delays are included in the behavioural and mental health screenings as children’s preventative care.

Well-child Visits

A well-child visit is a preventative health appointment with your child’s doctor. These visits start right after birth and continue until your child turns 18-20. Typically, it involves immunisations and growth and development tracking.

Blood Tests

Various blood tests are available for children’s preventative care, including hematocrit or hemoglobin tests to detect iron deficiency and other tests for sickle cell disease and lead exposure.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations for children are divided into some age groups. Some are hepatitis B, rotavirus, diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, influenza, and COVID-19. Consult the doctor for appropriate doses.

Preventative care is essential for both children and adults to prevent them from catching diseases and illnesses and maintain their health. Many test types are available and accessible in medical centres, making it easier for health-conscious people. Please consult the doctor before taking any further steps.

If you want to get professional treatment for preventative care, Wells Road Medical Centre in Chelsea Heights is available. We focus on disease prevention and health maintenance through lifestyle changes and regular check-ups. Contact us now!

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Coordinated Care

At Wells Road Medical Centre, you have access to a wide spectrum of health services under one roof. From antenatal and shared care to chronic disease management and minor surgical procedures, our approach to health is holistic and patient-centred. We coordinate care seamlessly across services, ensuring you receive the most effective treatment without the hassle of multiple referrals.

Accredited Professionals and Quality Services

Our practitioners are not just highly skilled; they're also recognised fellows of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and our practice meets the rigorous standards of AGPAL accreditation. This means you're receiving care from a team committed to excellence and ongoing professional development to serve you better.

Patient-Focused Policies and Environment

We believe in treating all our patients with respect and dignity, providing a safe and welcoming environment for everyone. With our zero-tolerance policy for abusive behaviour, we maintain a positive atmosphere for both our staff and patients. Moreover, our flexible billing options, including bulk billing for eligible services, ensure that your health care is affordable and accessible.
Choose Wells Road Medical Centre for a healthcare experience where your well-being is our top priority.

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