Health Assessments

There are four time-based MBS health assessment items:

  • Item 701 brief
    Attendance by a medical practitioner to undertake a short health assessment, lasting not more than 30 minutes
  • Item 703 standard
    Attendance by a medical practitioner to undertake a medium health assessment, lasting more than 30 minutes but less than 45 minutes
  • Item 705 long
    Attendance by a medical practitioner to undertake a long health assessment, lasting at least 45 minutes but less than 60 minutes
  • Item 707 prolonged
    Attendance by a medical practitioner to undertake an extended health assessment, lasting at least 60 minutes
Antenatal Shared Care (ANSC) is an option for pregnant women with no adverse maternal or foetal pregnancy risk factors. GPs consult and can refer to the hospitals obstetric team if problems arise. GPs and hospitals participating in the ANSC program must follow an agreed protocol.

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The following categories of health assessments may be undertaken by a medical practitioner other than a specialist or consultant physician under these items:

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If you have any questions about Health Assessments, contact our General Practice and Allied Health Help Desk on: (02) 8811 7117 (Option 2) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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