CONTENTS OF THE PREVENTIVE EXAMINATION
Depending on age and gender, different health topics are discussed and examined:
Determining your risk of cardiovascular disease. This includes:
- Laboratory investigations
- Physical examination
- Medical interview
Education and support in making health-promoting changes in your lifestyle. Particularly important are:
- Giving up smoking
Detection of gum disease
If you are 50 years or older, colon cancer screening is part of the health check. In addition to examining the stool for blood (haemoccult test), you will be referred for a colonoscopy (every 10 years).
For people over the age of 65, the early detection of hearing or visual damage is also part of the health check.
Only for women:
- Pap smear at the gynaecologist
Since we have an individual VU (Preventive medical check-up) contract with the Austrian health insurance companies (ÖGK, SVS, BVAEB), the check-up is usually covered by your health insurance company. Billing is direct, you do not have to bear any additional costs.
Who can take advantage of the health check? ?
The health check is possible once a year free of charge for all persons over the age of 18 residing in Austria. Even if you are not insured, you can have the health check done!