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GP Health Assessment and supporting tools

A doctor is examining a woman's blood pressure and heart rateWednesday, 4 October 2017 - If your patient is ex-military, you can deliver a comprehensive physical and mental health assessment that is funded under health assessment items 701, 703, 705 and 707 on the Medicare Benefits Schedule.

The health assessment will assist to identify and diagnose the early onset of physical and mental health conditions among former Defence service personnel.

There is a screening tool which includes specific assessments for alcohol use, substance use, post-traumatic stress disorder, and psychological distress, as well as information on how to access other DVA services for which your patient may be eligible.

This health assessment has been incorporated into the Best Practice and Medical Director software packages.

Health providers who would like to find out more or download the assessment tools can visit the At Ease professional website.

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