A medical practitioner may select to undertake a health assessment for a person with an intellectual disability depending on the length of the consultation which will be determined by the complexity of the patient’s presentation. These assessments are to help those clients who would benefit from assistance with daily living activities,

The health assessment takes approximately 45 mins and provides a structured clinical framework for medical practitioners to comprehensively assess the physical, psychological and social function of patients with an intellectual disability and to identify any medical intervention and preventive health care required.