Free bone density checks today
A MEASURE Up mobile van will be open to the public at Redbank Plaza Medical Centre today offering free bone density screening for people over 75.
The van, which operates much like BreastScreen Queensland, works with Osteoporosis Austral and is fitted with a DEXA scanner and will be open until 12.30pm.
In 2014, they scanned 33 500 patients through their bone health initiative across Australia and found 75% of these patients to have osteopenia or osteoporosis.
All eligible patients are bulk billed and need to see their doctor for a referral.
Phone 1800 10 11 63 to organise an appointment.