Regular routine health checks are recommended at all stages of a person’s life. There are, in fact, a number of factors that are common to most diseases:

· They are largely preventable
· They can be successfully treated
· Lifestyle factors often play a crucial role

Therefore the aims of health screening are threefold:

· To identify pre-existing health problems
· To assess your risk factors for disease
· To provide recommendations on your lifestyle and health that will encourage a longer and healthier life.

Health screening is being increasingly requested as many people are conscious of the benefits of early diagnosis and treatment in the prevention of serious illness as it is widely recognized that prevention is better than cure. Companies are also encouraging health screening for their staff as this may help prevent absenteeism and long term sickness in the future.

St Philip’s Hospital promotes health screening in Malta and offers a range of health screening services to give you peace of mind, whether you are after a general check-up or testing for a specific problem. St Philip’s provides tailored diagnostic services for both individuals and corporate clients. Health screening sessions at St Philip’s are carried out by a qualified medical practitioner who prepares a confidential report.

Health screening for men

Health screening for men addresses the most important health risks in men including heart disease and several abnormalities. Base on the information that results from the screening exercise as well as information gathered through individual counseling sessions, the medical practitioner recommends appropriate lifestyle modifications as well as more specific intervention and follow-up where necessary.
St Philip’s standard health screening programme for men is as follows:

· Medical Questionnaire
· Clinical Examination
· Height, Weight and Body Mass Index
· Hearing and Vision Tests
· Lung Function Tests
· ECG
· Urinalysis
· Blood Glucose Test
· Full Blood Count
· Lipid Profile
· Rectal examination and Faecal Occult Blood
· Prostate Specific Antigen (recommended for men over 50

· Counseling and recommendations based on results and examination

· Full written report

Health screening for women

Health screening for women addresses the most important health risks in women and specifically the early signs of female-specific abnormalities. A Gynaecological examination forms an integral part of the screening session, together with the opportunity to discuss health matters with the doctor.

St Philip’s standard health screening programme for women is as follows:

· Medical Questionnaire
· Clinical Examination which includes breast and pelvic examination
· Height, Weight and Body Mass Index
· Hearing and Vision Tests
· Lung Function Tests
· ECG
· Urinalysis
· Blood Glucose Test
· Full Blood Count
· Lipid Profile
· Faecal Occult Blood
· Cervical Cytology (smear test)
· Mammography (recommended for women over 40)
· Counseling and recommendations based on results and examination
· Full written report

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