Your Amcal Annual Health Check
Here at Amcal, we’ve been looking after Aussies’ health for 85 years. Take it from oldies like us—the times and technologies may have changed, but our commitment to putting professional healthcare within reach of every Australian has stayed the same.
To deliver on this ongoing mission, we’re launching the Amcal Annual Health Check.
Together, we can prioritise your health by checking your blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, and BMI for just $30. Book Your Amcal Annual Health Check in-store or online today.
We’re available for your once-a-year check-up all year round
By checking four key health measures in one quick and convenient consultation, your Amcal pharmacist can help you build an indication of your general health and understand your risk of developing some serious and preventable health conditions.
We will check and assess:
- Blood pressure
- Blood sugar
Backed by Amcal’s 85 years of expert advice, our pharmacists then provide personalised recommendations to empower you to live and feel well. We’re here for that ‘once-a-year’ all year round. Book an appointment at a time that suits you below.
Your Amcal Annual Health Check can be a great indicator of general health, allowing you to understand your risk of developing some serious and preventable health conditions
There are four key health measures checked as part of Your Annual Health Check in one easy and convenient consultation with your Amcal pharmacist, with results provided immediately. We will check and assess:
Blood pressure (BP) is a measurement of pressure in the blood vessels as blood is pumped around the body by the heart.
Having prolonged high BP (called hypertension) can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke, especially if coupled with other risk factors such as high cholesterol levels or being overweight.
We measure BP using a cuff that gently tightens around your upper arm. Depending on your result we will provide recommendations on managing blood pressure.
6 out of 10 Aussie adults are overweight or obese1, putting them at risk of developing serious health conditions.
Body mass index (BMI) is used to determine whether you are within the healthy weight range for your height. Your pharmacist may also check your waist circumference, as fat carried around your middle puts you at higher health risk.
Sugar, also called glucose, provides energy for every cell in the body. Insulin and glucagon hormones maintain a balance of sugar between the blood and the cells that require energy.
High levels of sugar in the blood can indicate that these hormones are not working as expected and may be a sign of health conditions like diabetes. Prolonged high blood sugar levels can irreversibly damage blood vessels.
We measure blood sugar using a ﬁnger-prick blood test that requires no fasting and can provide results on the spot. If the levels are outside the recommended range, further tests may be arranged with your GP.
Cholesterol is needed for the body’s cells to function normally, but consistently high levels of cholesterol can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke.
While there are two main subtypes of cholesterol, Your Annual Health Check will measure your total cholesterol levels using a ﬁnger prick blood test and provide results during the consultation.
If the levels are outside the recommended range, further tests may be arranged with your GP.
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Prevention is better than cure
Did you know it’s estimated that 80% of premature heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes cases, could be prevented through interventions that lead to healthy diet, regular physical activity, and reduction in smoking and alcohol consumption? 1,2
Having a preventative screening test with your Amcal pharmacy can give you a better understanding of your health so you can take positive steps towards managing it.
Your Amcal pharmacist can provide expert advice and support to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and may recommend complementary products and services like our Quit Smoking Consultation to help.
You’re in safe hands at Amcal, and if you have any questions regarding Your Annual Health Check, visit your local Amcal pharmacy today.
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Frequently asked questions
Regular physical activity plays an important role in improving your overall health and wellbeing. Being active can help you manage your weight, improve your mood and energy levels, get fitter and stay in shape, as well as improve your sleep quality and reduce your risk of heart and blood vessel diseases, diabetes, and other chronic conditions as well as some cancers.
You should aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate activity on most days of the week. Moderate activity means you are active at a pace that you notice a slight increase in your breathing, but can still talk. Examples include fast-paced walking, cycling, dancing, and swimming.
Speak with your Amcal pharmacist for help and advice on how to increase your physical activity.
Your Amcal Annual Health Check can be a great indicator of general health, allowing you to understand your risk of developing some serious and preventable health conditions.
Many factors, such as your age, health, family history, and lifestyle choices, impact how often you need check-ups, we suggest a general check-up at least once a year as a preventative screening measure to address weight challenges and early detection of some common conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
Your Amcal pharmacist can help you build an indication of your general health and provide recommendations to assist. They’ll discuss options such as weight management health advice, tips for blood pressure control such as salt restriction, or blood glucose management, and cholesterol control. As everyone’s health is unique, your Amcal pharmacist will support with advice that’s unique to you and your health.
Did you know it’s estimated that 80% of premature heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes cases could be prevented through interventions that lead to healthy diet, regular physical activity, and a reduction in smoking and alcohol consumption? 1,2
Having a preventative screening check with your Amcal pharmacist or healthcare professional can give you a better understanding of your health so you can take positive steps towards managing it.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle which includes a balanced diet, as well as limiting alcoholic beverages and quitting smoking, will vastly improve your overall physical and mental wellbeing. Your Amcal pharmacist may recommend other Amcal health services to support you and your health such as heart health checks, smoking cessation and weight management support. To explore our pharmacies’ full range of health services, visit www.amcal.com.au/ourpharmacistsservices
There are four key health measures checked as part of Your Annual Health Check in one easy and convenient consultation with your Amcal pharmacist, with results provided immediately. We will check and assess your blood pressure, BMI, blood sugar and cholesterol. If levels are outside of the recommended range, it is best to visit your GP so they can arrange for more comprehensive testing
We’ve been Australia’s home of expert health advice and service for 85+ years.
- Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada 2022, https://www.heartandstroke.ca/heart-disease/risk-and-prevention
- National Heart Foundation of New Zealand 2022, https://www.heartfoundation.org.nz/wellbeing/managing-risk/managing-diabetes