Well-Woman health checks are a convenient way of assessing your overall health and wellbeing and can help identify early signs of disease.
Early detection of medical issues allows us to work together and be proactive about your health. Together we will explore your current lifestyle, health concerns, previous medical problems and family health issues.
It is vital you mention any specific health concerns or symptoms to your Doctor during your health check.
Well-Woman health checks are for people without any specific medical problems and do not replace a detailed consultation with your Doctor.
If you have any particular health issues such as heart palpitations or incontinence problems, an additional consultation will be required with your Doctor.
Although health checks offer an easy way of checking your overall health, receiving the “all clear” today does not mean you are free from health problems tomorrow.
For some people, health checks can offer a false sense of reassurance. For example, a smoker who receives the all clear on their scans may feel free to continue smoking even though we know that one in two smokers will die from a smoking-related disease.
Remember: health checks do not replace an active and healthy lifestyle.
When choosing a health check, it is important to choose the one which is right for you. Choose between our Essential and Comprehensive health checks below.
Both Well-Woman Health Checks require two appointments – Appointment 1 is with the Nurse, and Appointment 2 is with your Doctor.
To best manage your appointment please
Arrive 15 minutes before your first appointment to fill in the Well-Woman Questionnaire.
Allow one hour for your first appointment and half an hour for your second appointment.
Book the appointments one week apart to allow time for your test results from Appointment 1 to be sent back to your Doctor; who will go through the results with you when you return one week later for Appointment 2.
Appointment 1: Nurse
1 Hour: 15 mins for questionnaire. 30 Mins for tests.
Weight, height and calculate your BMI.
Blood pressure check.
Diet, exercise, cholesterol and general methods to help reduce heart disease.
Full blood screen including tests for diabetes, vitamin and iron stores, liver and kidney function, thyroid and cholesterol.
Urine test will also be carried out.
Appointment 2: Doctor
30 mins: 20 mins for physical. 10 mins for advice.
Full physical examination.
Review tests performed in Appointment 1.
Advice on heart disease prevention, cancer prevention/awareness, osteoporosis, calcium, and so on.
Before your appointment
Please ensure you drink plenty of water before your first appointment as you will be asked to provide a urine sample on arrival. You do not need to fast before this appointment.
Results should be available one week after your appointment. Your Doctor will discuss the results of your tests with you when you return for Appointment 2, one week later.
The total cost of each health check includes both appointments and is payable on the day of your first appointment.
Well-Woman Essential Health Check is €150
Well-Woman Comprehensive Health Check is €250
Due to the extended nature of these health screening appointments, patients are required to give 48 hours’ notice of cancellation. Failure to do so will incur a cancellation charge of €50.
Further investigations such as an ECG or 24-hour blood pressure monitoring will incur a separate charge. Chest x-rays can be performed free in Merlin Park Hospital.
Please contact reception for more information or to book you appointment
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