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Health Screening Services

Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

High blood pressure, also called hypertension, can damage your blood vessels, heart and kidneys. This damage can cause a heart attack, stroke or other health problems. Newfoundland and Labrador have high rates of cardiovascular disease related illness. Your Nurse Practitioner will perform a comprehensive history and physical exam to assess your risk for heart disease and order laboratory and other tests to screen you for evidence of disease. She will also treat and follow your progress as well as consult with your doctor. Your NP can refer you to appropriate medical specialists as needed. 

Adult Women Health Screening

Screening in adult females is intended to identify diseases that may develop as you age. To help stay as healthy as possible, get routine checkups and have screenings done at regular intervals. Depending on age and risk factors recommended screening for adult woman include: blood pressure, breast cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, cholesterol, coronary artery disease risk, depression, hearing test, hepatitis screen, osteoporosis, sexually transmitted diseases, skin cancer, thyroid disease, TB screening, Type II diabetes, vision and glaucoma testing, weight measurement.  Your Nurse Practitioner will perform a comprehensive history and physical exam to assess your risk for heart disease and order laboratory and other tests to screen you for evidence of disease. She will also treat and follow your progress as well as consult with your doctor. Your NP can refer you to appropriate medical specialists as needed.  

Adult Male Health Screening

Screening in adult males is intended to identify diseases that may develop as you age. To help stay as healthy as possible, get routine checkups and have screenings done at regular intervals. Depending on age and risk factors recommended screening for adult males include: blood pressure, abdominal aortic aneurysm, testicular cancer, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, cholesterol, coronary artery disease risk, depression, hearing test, hepatitis screen, osteoporosis, sexually transmitted diseases, skin cancer, thyroid disease, TB screening, Type II diabetes, vision and glaucoma testing, weight measurement.  Your Nurse Practitioner will perform a comprehensive history and physical exam to assess your risk for heart disease and order laboratory and other tests to screen you for evidence of disease. She will also treat and follow your progress as well as consult with your doctor. Your NP can refer you to appropriate medical specialists as needed.  

Age 13 - 18 Health Screening

It's important for your teen to have regularly scheduled checkups. At each visit your Nurse Practitioner will check your teen's growth and development and examine him or her for possible problems.

Routine checkups include:

  • School and behavioural concerns, such as failing classes or dropping out of school, relationship problems with friends and family that affect home or school life, severe mood swings, lack of interest in normal activities and withdrawal from others, being physically aggressive, becoming sexually active, and using tobacco or drugs.
  • Your child will have his or her blood pressure checked every year
  • Hearing screening
  • Scoliosis screening
  • Vision Test
  • Height, weight and body mass index (BMI).

Depending on risk factors other screening tests may include: alcohol and drug misuse, cholesterol, depression, complete blood count (CBC), sexually transmitted infections, testicular cancer (boys), TB screening, type II diabetes.