Health checks you might have missed during the pandemic
Australians are behind on important and routine health checks. Taking the time to visit medical professionals regularly can help improve your quality of life. Here are some essential health checks you might have missed over the past few years.
Australians have been delaying key healthcare checks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveals.
More than 12 per cent of people delayed seeing a dentist, 9.8 per cent seeing their doctor and 7.3 per cent delayed seeing other medical professionals due to COVID-19, according to the ABS.
“It's understandable for people to have been cautious about leaving their homes to attend medical appointments since the start of the pandemic,” says OPSM optometrist Elizabeth Kodari. “But now is a great time to start putting your health first again, because a lot can change in the space of two years, like prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses.”
So, if you’ve been neglecting regular appointments and not sure where to start, here are some important health care checks to book in.