Medical research has come a long way and, as a result, people live much longer than they used to. However, many factors such as your age, health, family history and lifestyle choices can have an impact on your well-being.
Health risk assessments (HRAs) are a great tool in better understanding your body in its current state. But, in order to benefit from these tests, you need to have them done regularly.
Start at the beginning
Some chronic diseases have symptoms that you may not be aware of. For example, the only way to find out if you have high blood pressure is to have it checked regularly. High blood sugar and high cholesterol levels also may not have any symptoms in the early stages and can only be determined with a blood test. All this will be covered in your health risk assessment.
Checking it out
Getting your free health risk assessment performed is much easier than it used to be. The tests take about 10 minutes to complete and most doctors will do them during routine visits.
As a Bestmed member you don’t even have to go to the doctor. You can arrange to have a free health risk assessment done in three easy steps:
- Make an appointment with a nurse at any of our participating network pharmacies (Clicks, Dis-chem, Van Heerden and Alpha Pharm) or national care centres
- Print out your Health Risk Assessment form
- Complete the form and take it with you on the day of your appointment
To make things even more convenient we’ll email your results to you directly. You can also find your results on the Bestmed App, available from Google Play or App stores.
Take the vital first step in managing your own personal health by arranging to have your free health risk assessment performed today.