Joint Commission International
(JCI) Accredited Hospital

Health and Wellness (Preventive Health Screening)

Overview

It is a well known fact that “prevention is better than cure”.

Research all over the world has concluded that it is more economical to invest in preventive healthcare rather than to think of a hospital only in times of distress. More than the cost, it is about living a stress-free life without having to worry about our health.

At Apollo Bramwell Hospital’s Health & Wellness Centre (HWC), we focus on the concept of well-being and healthy living through preventive health check packages.

The HWC has the unique distinction of redefining wellness and preventive healthcare services. We offer the most comprehensive health prevention/screening programme in Mauritius.

Our preventive health check packages have been customized to meet the needs of different age groups. They also come with an added convenience: all the tests are carried out under one roof. Each package consists of a series of tests and investigations which can both screen for the presence of disease and to identify the cause of ongoing ailments. Once the health check is completed, treatment can begin immediately without any delay.

“At Apollo Bramwell Hospital Health & Wellness Centre, we believe that health is not simply the absence of sickness. Good health brings happiness because a healthy person is a happy person.”

Does a one-time check-up help?

Completing a health check at any time is always helpful. However, regular check-ups are recommended as disease can develop at any stage in life. Annual health checks offer an opportunity to discuss any health matters with a doctor, review any problems that were detected in the previous health checks and reassure you on your health.

General Information

The Health & Wellness Centre is open from 07:30 to 16:30 from Monday to Friday and from 07:30 to 12:00 on Saturday.

An appointment is required prior to your visit. Please contact us on (230) 605-1000 and ask for the Health & Wellness Centre. A HWC representative will book your appointment and answer any question that you may have.

As part of our package, a complimentary breakfast is included in all the Preventive Health Check Packages.

The following information is meant as a guide before your actual check-up.

Please contact the Health & Wellness Centre for more detailed information.

Health Check Information

You are advised to inform the HWC front desk if you have any history of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, or any other medical conditions. All packages, except the Child Health Check, require fasting. You are required to fast for 12 hours prior to your appointment and abstain from food, alcohol, cigarettes/tobacco and all fluids except plain water.

On the day of your appointment you are required to take all of your medications in the morning as usual except for diabetes medications. You will be required to bring the following with you:

•             all of your medications and previous medical records.

•             a urine and stool sample (depends on the health package chosen) in the provided containers as specified (sterile containers can be collected in advance from the HWC front desk); alternatively you can provide samples on the same day.

Dress code

It may be more convenient to wear a two-piece outfit and comfortable footwear as you will be required to frequently change your clothes while undergoing the various tests. Packages which include Ultrasound Screening of the whole abdomen require a full bladder and as such you will be requested to drink plenty of water upon arrival.

Information for Women

Pregnant women or those suspecting pregnancy are advised to inform the HWC front desk as X-rays and mammography are contraindicated. Avoid the use of deodorants, perfumes or talc as this may interfere with certain tests. Female patients are requested to schedule their health check appointments when not menstruating (or one week after).

Information for TMT (Treadmill Test)

Continue with all your medications as usual prior to the test. If you have diabetes and are taking oral tablets for your diabetes, do not take these medications before the TMT; you will be able to take these medications with your breakfast at the hospital.

•             Refrain from any caffeine or nicotine two hours prior to the test; if you need to eat before the TMT, a light snack is advised.

•             Please wear a two-piece outfit and comfortable footwear (sports shoes are recommended).

•             Do not apply talc powder or wear neck chains as this may interfere with the test.

•             If you are suffering from any chest pain or breathing difficulty, please notify the nurse in advance.

ABH HEALTH CHECK

Recommended for men and women under 35 years. This package is ideal for those who are health conscious as it provides basic information about the functioning of your body and includes general tests for the major body systems.

Laboratory Investigations

HAEMATOLOGY PROFILE

•             Haemoglobin, Packed cell volume, RBC count, MCHC, MCV, MCH, Total WBC /Differential Count, ESR

•             Peripheral Smear, Platelet Count, Blood grouping

•             RH typing and Blood Urine Test

BIOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS

•             Blood sugar (Fasting), Urea, Creatinine, Electrolytes: Na + K+ CI, Uric Acid

•             Total PSA for men over or equal 45 yrs

LIPID PROFILE

•             Total Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, LDL Cholesterol, Triglycerides, Total Cholesterol/HDL ratio

LIVER FUNCTION TESTS

•             Total Protein/Albumin/Globulin, SGPT, SGOT, Alkaline Phosphatase, GGTP, Serum Bilirubin (total, conjugated and Unconjugated)

•             Routine Urine Analysis

•             Stool test for Occult Blood (above 45 yrs)

Histopathology (For Women)

•             Pap Smear

Cardiology Investigations

•             ECG

Radiology Investigations

•             Chest x-ray

•             Ultrasound screening

•             Women: whole abdomen (irrespective of age)

•             Men: upper abdomen below 45 years and whole abdomen above or equal to 45 years

Consultation and Examination

Vitals, Weight, Height, BMI, Consultations with Health and Wellness Doctor, Internal Medicine / Family Medicine Specialist and General Surgeon (men) or Gynaecologist (women).

BREAKFAST INCLUDED

ABH Executive Health Check

Recommended for men and women over 35 years. This package is ideal for those who lead stressful lives. It offers a comprehensive health check which includes cardiac and respiratory tests, and a consultation with a dietician.

Breakfast included

All tests included in the ABH Health Check package plus the following:

•             Cardiac Stress Analysis (TMT) / Echo Cardiogram (if TMT not possible)

•             PFT (Spirometry)

•             PSA for men (over 45 yrs)

•             Diet Counselling

•             Dental Check-up

ABH Breast Screening Package

(Appointments can be taken at the Breast Clinic, held every Wednesday)

•             Ultrasound breast

•             Mammography (≥ 40 years old/ 35 yrs old dependent upon family history)

•             FNAC (Applicable upon findings)

•             Consultation with General Surgeon

ABH Prostate Cancer Check up Package

•             Blood test

•             Clinical examination by Urologist

Cost: RS 1,500.00 per person

*Price does not include any additional investigations prescribed by the specialist

ABH Cardiac Check

Recommended for those with undefined cardiac symptoms, such as chest discomfort and breathing difficulties and/or cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension and diabetes. Knowing your heart’s condition can effectively prevent serious consequences such as cardiac ischemia.

All tests included in the Basic Health Check package plus the following:

•             Cardiac Stress Analysis (TMT)

•             Echocardiogram

•             PFT (Spirometry)

•             Diet Counseling

•             Cardiac Consultation

BREAKFAST INCLUDED

ABH Senior Citizens Health Check

Recommended for men and women over 55 years. Old age is commonly associated with a higher incidence of hypertension, diabetes, atherosclerosis and kidney disease. The occurrence of certain diseases increases with age; screening can provide reassurance and help promote a healthy lifestyle.

All tests included in the Basic Health Check package plus the following:

•             TSH (Thyroid test)

•             Serum Calcium

•             Stool for Occult Blood

•             Mammogram/Ultrasound Screening Breast (women)

•             Ultrasound Screening Whole Abdomen

•             Diet Counseling

•             Dental Check

•             Ophthalmology

BREAKFAST INCLUDED

ABH Well Women Check

In today’s modern world, women are facing increasingly stressful lifestyle at home and at work. Many women neglect and postpone regular health checks which can be disastrous in the long run. The Well Women Check provides information about a women’s general health status with emphasis on screening for gynaecological disorders.

Tests included:

•             Haemoglobin/ Total WBC / Differential Count / ESR

•             Fasting Blood Sugar

•             Lipid Profile

•             Urine Routine Test

•             Stool test for Occult Blood (above 45 yrs)

•             Chest X-ray

•             ECG

•             Ultrasound Screening Whole Abdomen

•             Consultation Gynaecology (including breast examination)

•             Pap smear

•             Diet Counseling

•             Ultrasound Screening Breast/Mammogram (as required)

BREAKFAST INCLUDED

ABH Child Health Check (5yrs - 12yrs)

A child’s health is always a cause of concern to parents. Good health is necessary for proper growth and development. In today’s modern world, the incidence of conditions such as obesity and diabetes are on the rise in children. The Child Health package comprises of a series of tests designed to assess your child’s health and development.

Tests included

•             Haemoglobin

•             Packed cell volume

•             RBC Count

•             MCHC, MCV, MCH

•             Total WBC

•             Differential Count

•             Platelet Count

•             Blood Group and Rh Typing

•             Urine Routine and Urine Sugar

•             Stool Routine Test

•             Diet counseling

•             Dental Check

•             Optometrist

BREAKFAST INCLUDED

Despite the comprehensive nature of the tests, the proposed health check examinations and routine investigations have inherent limitations and may not be able to detect all latent and asymptomatic diseases.

Design A Lifestyle programme

Design A Lifestyle is an innovative and a unique concept brought to you by the Health and Wellness Centre (HWC) at Apollo Bramwell Hospital.

Design A Lifestyle combines the knowledge and skills of medical, dietetic, and exercise experts with the aim of improving your health from a holistic perspective.

We provide a variety of options beginning with our Lifestyle Counseling session, to structured health check packages, to longer-term 3 or 6 month programmes which include regular exercise sessions.

We also provide you with the option of designing your own program to meet your specific needs. Our programmes have been designed to address all aspects of health which include physical, mental, and social well-being. Our services within the Health and Wellness Centre also include a Smoking Cessation Clinic for those with a desire to stop smoking.

Design A Lifestyle, the Choice is Yours!

Our range of options include

1. Lifestyle Counseling

2. Lifestyle Packages

     • Lifestyle Basic

     • Lifestyle Plus

3. Lifestyle Programmes

     • 3 month

     • 6 month

     • 3 month-add on

4. Modules

     • Dietician

     • Exercise Professional

     • Psychologist

     • Reflexologist

5. Smoking Cessation Clinic

A. Counseling

The Lifestyle Counseling provides you with an ideal starting point if you are looking for specific advice on your health, nutrition and exercise patterns. Appointments can be made at any time during the day as you do not need to fast for the tests.

B. Packages

The Lifestyle Basic and Lifestyle Plus provide you with a more in-depth assessment of your general health. They include a comprehensive set of blood tests and follow up consultations with the HWC doctor after your initial review, and 3 months later to assess your progress. The Lifestyle Plus also includes a consultation with the dietician and exercise expert to give you practical tips about your diet and exercise routine.

C. Programmes

The Lifestyle Programmes aim to provide continuing care from our health experts over a period of 3 months or 6 months. The  HWC doctor, dietician, exercise expert and psychologist will work with you to help you identify and achieve your aims and objectives.

After 3 months, we hope you will notice the change…whether it’s about losing 5 kg or improving your physical endurance, the programme can be tailored to meet your needs and your goals.

The 3 month and 6 month Programmes include blood tests and a body scan at the beginning and end of the programme, regular consultations with the HWC Doctor/dietician/ psychologist/exercise expert, and weekly exercise sessions. As part of the programme you will have access to our gym; all exercise programs will be monitored under close supervision in a medically secure environment that suits your personal requirements.

As part of the Lifestyles Programme, we also offer a 3 month add-on block which provides you with the option of extending the 3 month or 6 month programme upon its completion.

D. Modules

The individual modules are designed for those who would like to create their own programme alongside the HWC doctor. You can choose any number of sessions with either the dietician, exercise professional, psychologist, and/or reflexologist to meet your specific needs.

E. Smoking  Cessation Clinic

The Smoking Cessation Clinic is designed for smokers (cigarettes only) who wish to stop smoking. The clinic is run jointly with a doctor and a trained pharmacist over 10 weeks. During this time you will be equipped with the information and treatment required to help you break the habit. Any prescriptive medications required will be at an additional cost.

Design A Lifestyle…benefits for a new you!

We offer...

•             A tailored programme addressing all components of your total health

•             A programme which offers a multidisciplinary team all dedicated to help you improve your health and achieve your goals

•             A programme which ensures patient safety and continuing quality care​

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