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Basic Health Check Before Visa Medical?


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Old 05-26-2015, 03:19 AM
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Basic Health Check Before Visa Medical?

I havent been to a doctor in 7 years but will have to go for my medical soonish. I'm guessing it would be wise to go for a basic health check before hand as Im really not sure where my health is, overall I have been feeling fine over the last 7 years. I did have high blood pressure at one point but it was at a very stressful time in my life and as the situation changed it went down again and given that I was planning to leave my job and would lose health insurance soon I never went back to a doctor. As Ive said I havent really experienced any major health problems, the only thing is I have gotten acid reflux more frequently over the last 4-5 months but treating it with antiacids, but always using less than the maximum dosage. Im wondering if I end up needing a prescription for acid reflux or high blood pressure if that is going to cause any problems? And its probably best to get a health check before hand I would imagine? I also get quite nervous and stressed at doctor visits so thats a problem too. Just hoping it wont be as bad as I think. Cheers.


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I doubt it would cause you any problem. What Health is looking for are commicable diseases, such as Tuberculosis, Hepatitis, AIDS etc,. or any other chronic condition that is going to require expensive ongoing care. When you become an Australian PR you are automatically covered by Medicare, so Health wants to make sure that you are normally healthy and aren't going to be a drain on the Health System. If you are foresee-ably going to cost Medicare more than about $25K over 5 years then you have nothing to worry about as far meeting the Health requirements are concerned.

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