You might see in the media that this service has been axed in the federal budget. However this refers to the special Medicare rebate only. The current scheme will be available until November 2015.
At Partridge Street General Practice we believe 4 year old health checks are a valuable service for you and your child and we will continue to offer a 4 year old health check for our patients.
This health check is to make sure that your small person is ready for school, both physically, emotionally and developmentally. Doing this assessment early allows us time to be proactive and address any issues identified that may impact their transition to school. As life changes quickly for little kids, family dynamics change and childhood gets shorter, we have to make sure they are ready to cope with this.
We suggest booking one for your kindy aged child, the assessment usually takes an hour. This assessment coincides with the four year immunisations, or you can have one if your child is already vaccinated.