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Regular check-up promotes healthier families

East Tamaki Healthcare, West Auckland Healthcare and Mt Roskill Healthcare are pleased to provide the following services free of charge to enrolled patients who fit the criteria.

Men’s Health

Heart Check-up: Indian, Pacific & Maori Aged 35 years to 74 years

European and Other Asians Aged 45 years to 74 years

Women’s Health

Cervical Screening*: 20 years to 69 years

Mammogram Screening: 45years to 69 years

Heart Check-up: Indian, Pacific & Maori Aged 45 years to 74 years

European and Other Asians Aged 55 years to 74 years

Children’s Health

Immunisations: 6 weeks, 3 months, 5 months, 15 months, 4 years and 11 years (excluding travel vaccines)

Oral health check for children under 7 years

*Hindi-speaking nurses are available at our centres in Mt Roskill, Stoddard Road, Glen Innes, Otahuhu, Bairds Road, Dannemora, Chapel Park, Mangere Town, Otara Mall, Weymouth. For further information, please call (09) 2747823.

Cancer risk

In New Zealand, approximately 160 women develop cervical cancer each year and about 60 women die from it.

Cervical screening aims to detect changes to the cervix before they can develop into cancer. Therefore, early detection through cervical screening can prevent cancers.

Without cervical screening, about one out of 90 women will develop cervical cancer and one out of 200 will die from it. With cervical screening about one out of 570 will develop cervical cancer and one out of 1280 will die from it.

Cervical tests

Regular three-yearly cervical smear tests are recommended for all women aged between 20 years and 70 years, who have ever been sexually active.

For more information, please visit www.nsu.govt.nz/current-nsu-programmes/national-cervical-screening-programme.aspx

Mammograms are simply breast x-rays.

Breast cancer is the third most common cancer and accounts for more than 600 deaths every year. Finding breast cancer early means a women has a better chance of surviving the disease.

There are also more choices for treatment when breast cancer is found early.

Early detection is your best protection. Regular check-up for women aged between 45 years and 69 years is highly recommended.

For further information on several languages, please visit www.nsu.govt.nz/current-nsu-programmes/breastscreen-aotearoa.aspx

Immunisations are a series of vaccines that are offered to babies, children, adolescent and adults. It is important for children to be protected from common diseases such as tetanus. Take your babies and children to our clinics for more information to prevent diseases developing in them.

Please visit www.immune.org.nz/ for more for more information on immunisation.

Killer disease

Diabetes is the major cause of Heart Disease and Stroke among adult population in New Zealand. Known as the ‘silent killer,’ disease, it gradually results in blindness, amputations and most commonly kidney failure.

Our extensive clinics and health professionals detect early diagnosis of Diabetes, which prevents further damage to your health by providing patients with self-management skills and tracking systems.

Therefore, visit one of our clinics to have your check up and plan your lifestyle behaviour if at risk.

For more information, please visit www.heartfoundation.org.nz/

For a complete listing of our clinics, please call us on (09) 2747823 or visit www.ethc.co.nz

New patients are welcome!

Editor’s Note: The above material was supplied by East Tamaki Healthcare.


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