All parents want their children to be happy and healthy and to have the best possible start to life. Being 4 is a very exciting time for your child. Soon they will be getting ready for their next big step – going to school!!!
The Department of Health and Ageing have introduced a free* healthy kids check for all four year old children. This is to make sure kids are happy, healthy and ready to learn. The Healthy Kids Check is available to all four year olds with the consent of a parent/guardian at the time of their four year old immunisations.
This service is delivered by your GP and Practice Nurse through Medicare, and it will make sure kids are on track for health and well being. It will include things like:
- height and weight
- eyesight hearing
- oral health
At your visit you will also receive a free “Get Set 4 Life – Habits for Health Kids” booklet. This booklet is a practical user friendly guide to assist you to help your child develop healthy habits for life. The guide includes information about:
- healthy eating
- regular exercise
- speech and language
- oral health
- hygieneskin and sun protection.
You will be able to use this booklet at home and enjoy some of the activity ideas with your child.
Please call reception for more information on 9041 3126.
* the health check is fully bulk billed .