Adelaide Unicare

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    About Adelaide Unicare
    About Us

    Adelaide Unicare manages the activities and operations of primary health care medical practices to provide quality patient care. In addition we undertake undergraduate and postgraduate training of medical, nursing and allied health students who are placed at our Practices by the University of Adelaide as well as facilitating research into General Practice.

    Currently we own & run 6 General Practices. Two of these are located in the Adelaide Central Business District, 3 are located in the northern suburbs of Adelaide and 1 is located on the Yorke Peninsula in rural South Australia.

    On an annual basis there are in excess of 170,000 patient attendances at our Practices. And for many overseas students attending the University of Adelaide, our Practice which is located on the North Terrace campus of the University, is the only medical practice such students will be associated with during their University studies.

    45-49 Year Old Health Checks

     The Federal Government introduced health checks for everyone aged between 45 and 49 who may be at risk of developing a health complaint, like diabetes or heart problems.
    The aim of the health check is to help find, prevent or lessen the effect of disease based on the premise that it is better to prevent disease than to treat it. This health check looks at your lifestyle and medical/family history to find out if you are at risk.

    The health check involves:

    • Updating your medical history and looking at your health issues
    • Doing tests (such as blood pressure tests), if required
    • Follow up of any problems identified
    • Advice and information, for example on how to make lifestyle changes to improve your health

    Risk factors may include:

    • High blood pressure
    • Lack of physical activity
    • Extra weight
    • Unbalanced diet
    • High cholesterol
    • Family history of disease (e.g. cancer, glaucoma, heart disease, depression or diabetes)
    • Smoking
    • High stress levels
    • Sun Exposure

    This service is fully covered by Medicare and there is no cost to the patient.
    When booking your appointment, please ensure to let the reception staff know that it is for a 45-49 health check so they can allocate an appropriate time period for the doctor.

    Diabetes Health Assessment

     The assessment is for people who have been diagnosed with diabetes It provides an annual assessment or check-up for either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, focusing on key risk factors for the development of complications.
    Patients can be newly diagnosed or have had diabetes for many years.
    Why is an annual assessment important?
    Patients with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes should have a full assessment once a year to ensure there is no damage to important body systems caused by their diabetes.
    What does the assessment involve?
    Eye examination
    • Visual acuity test
    • Dilatation of the eye
    • Retinal eye photography
    • Examination of the retinal eye photography by an ophthalmologist

    Foot examination

    • Visual assessment of the foot
    • Neurological testing
    • Assessment of blood circulation in foot using a Doppler

    Kidney function assessment

    • Blood sample
    • Urine sample

    Heart and blood pressure examination

    • Resting cardiograph
    • Blood pressure
    • Blood sample

    We also review the patient’s medications, including diabetic medications, blood pressure medications and cholesterol medications.
    How does it work?
    A diabetes clinical nurse consultant will interview the patient. This is followed by a consultation with a Doctor to provide an assessment and advice on management.
    This service is fully covered by Medicare and there is no cost to the patient.

    Other Assessments Available Under Medicare

     

    Health Assesment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

    • 15 year old and under
    • 15 - 54 years
    • 55 years and over

    Health Assessment provided for people with an intellectual disability

    Health Assessment provided for refugees and other humanitarian entrants

    Health Assessment provided as a comprehensive medical assessment for residents of residential aged care facilities

    Health Assessment provided for people aged 75 years and older

    Health Assessment for Former Australian Defence Force (ADF) Personnel

    Healthy Kids Check for 4 Year Old Children

    Chronic Disease Management Plan