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715 Health Check

North Coast Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health (NCACCH) encourages our Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community members to visit their GP for a 715 Health Check.

To promote the importance of this health check, we will give every eligible NCACCH client a promotional item/incentive (subject to availablilty) for having their 715 Health Check.

The aim of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Check (MBS item 715) is to help ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people receive primary health care matched to their needs, by encouraging early detection, diagnosis and intervention for common and treatable conditions that cause morbidity and early mortality. The health assessment is an annual service and covers the full age spectrum.

Did you know?

  • Having a yearly 715 Health Check is free and takes around 45-60 minutes to complete.
  • The 715 Health Check has been tailored for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of all ages.
  • Having your 715 will help you to manage your health and prevent chronic diseases.
  • Having your 715 will also give you access to additional bulk-billed Allied Health Services (including podiatry, physiotherapy, dietitians and more).

The NCACCH Polo Shirt (blue/green pictured below) will be given to every eligible NCACCH client who completes a 715 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Check (up until 30th December 2019 and subject to availability).

How to get your shirt:

  • Contact your regular GP to make an appointment to have your 715 Health Check. Please let reception staff know that you would like to have a 715 Health Check and will require a longer appointment.
  • You can have a 715 Health Check every 9-12 months.
  • Once you have completed your 715 Health Check, your GP will notify NCACCH and we will contact you to arrange collection of your shirt.  If you haven’t been contacted by NCACCH, please give us a call on 53469800 and ask for Taylor Moxham

If you don’t have a GP, you can download a list of NCACCH Approved Practices where you will be bulk billed for your visit.

For any further information or assistance please contact NCACCH on 5346 9800, or for more information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health checks you can download the MBS Item 715 Fact Sheet.

 

NCACCH Head Office

8/8 Innovation Parkway BIRTINYA Queensland 4575

Phone: 07 5346 9800 | Fax: 07 5346 9899