Opportunistic screening occurs when a health professional offers their patient an additional examination or test as part of a routine medical check-up. It can assist patients to detect disease early, prevent illness and improve their health and wellbeing.
The Latrobe Health Innovation Zone project will work to improve access to opportunistic screening and early intervention for identified priority areas, help healthcare providers to identify clients for screening, and encourage community participation in health-screening opportunities.
One of the ways we are helping people to check their own health risks is through the Health Check risk assessment tool. Check your health risk now.