Preventative Care

Getting Your Health Risk Assessment Done Early

People make appointments to see their doctor for many different reasons. Some only go to the doctor when they are experiencing a new problem or concern and are looking for a specific diagnosis or treatment. However, stress and unhealthy lifestyle habits can influence your wellbeing significantly, without you even knowing it. This causes you to visit the doctor more regularly throughout the year.

Prevention is Better

Some of the biggest benefits of having an annual Health Risk Assessment (HRA) includes:

  • A snapshot of the current state of your health
  • An early warning system for any illnesses you might contract because of your lifestyle
  • Education on ways to improve your lifestyle for a happier and healthier life

Knowing the results from these screening tests can also help in the early detection of chronic illnesses, which can lead to a more successful treatment. As a Bestmed member, we suggest you have your HRA check-up done early in the year. During your HRA, the doctor or nurse will:

  • Measure your height and weight
  • Check your blood pressure
  • Check your glucose levels
  • Ask about your medical and family history
  • Give advice to help you prevent disease, improve your health, and wellbeing 

Make the Most of Your Benefits

After completing your HRA, you will receive a comprehensive report, highlighting any health risks you may have. It will also give you a guideline on what to do to improve your health, helping you set your healthcare resolutions early. Best of all, as a Bestmed member, completing your HRA will unlock your Tempo benefits:

  • 3 consultations with a dietician per member/dependant
  • 3 consultations with a biokineticist per member/dependant
  • 1 nutritional assessment for the whole family
  • 3 consultations with a nurse for your baby (0–35 months)
  • 1 consultation with an occupational therapist for your child (4–12 years)
  • 1 fitness assessment with a biokineticist for your child (13–20 years)
  • Health workshops throughout the year

New Year, New Health Goals

Book your 2020 HRA annual health check-up at one of the following network providers:

  • Dis-Chem
  • Clicks
  • Van Heerden
  • Alpha Pharm

For more information on Bestmed’s benefits contact us on 086 000 2378 or email service@bestmed.co.za.

Leave a Comment

START TYPING AND PRESS ENTER TO SEARCH