4 year old Healthy Kids Check
The aim of the Healthy Kids Check is to improve the health and well-being of Australian children. The Healthy Kids Check promotes early detection of lifestyle risk factors, delayed development and illness, and provides the opportunity to introduce guidance for healthy lifestyles and early intervention strategies. The Healthy Kids Check is delivered in conjunction with the four year old immunisation.

Components of the Healthy Kids Check
The Healthy Kids Check is an assessment of a child’s physical health, general well-being and development, with the purpose of initiating medical interventions as appropriate. It includes:
  • information collection, including taking a patient history and undertaking or arranging examinations and investigations as required;
  • making an overall assessment of the child;
  • recommending appropriate interventions;
  • providing advice and information to the child’s parent(s) or carer;
  • updating any relevant records, such as a parent-held child health record.
Examinations and assessments include:
  • height and weight
  • eyesight;
  • hearing;
  • oral health (teeth and gums);
  • toileting; and
  • allergies.
A special booklet, stickers and bravery certificate will be given to the child.

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