Being Alive Program

Take control of your health, instead of your heath controlling you.

Would you like to…

  • live a longer, more active life?
  • control your cholesterol?
  • reduce your blood pressure?
  • reduce your risk of developing serious health issues, such as heart disease?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then the SmartClinics Being Alive program is for you.

This is likely the most in-depth personalised health program you’ve ever had at a medical centre – and it’s only $218.05 out of pocket. It is suitable for adult patients of all health and fitness levels and is only available at SmartClinics Merrimac on the Gold Coast. You won’t find other medical centres offering this service, as the Program requires a range of specialised tests that require highly technical medical equipment.

This unique program is tailored to your specific needs and your progress is re-evaluated each time you visit us, to ensure your health is improving at the rate both you and your doctor had planned.

Think of the person you would like to be and every day, step by step, we will help you reach your goals!


1. Consultation with your Doctor

Once you have decided that you would like to take part in the Being Alive Program, you will have a GP appointment so that your Doctor can discuss your medical history and order some basic pathology tests. This will give them an overall picture of your current health and lifestyle.

This appointment will take around 30 minutes and is privately billed, with a rebate for Medicare Card holders.

2.  Your ‘Being Alive’ Tests & Results

Approximately 1 week after your initial appointment with your GP, you will be asked to come back to the clinic so we can conduct some more in-depth tests as part of your comprehensive wellness check. This typically takes around 1.5 hours.

Here’s what to expect at this appointment…

  • Nurse interview: One of our experienced nurses will then take you for a private interview to take some very important measurements such as your height, weight and BMI, blood pressure, ABI, spirometry, ECG and take any further medical history as required.
  • Carotid Scanning: Following your nurses interview, your Doctor will organise a Carotid Scan for you. This is a safe, painless ultrasound procedure that uses sound waves to examine the blood flow through the carotid arteries. Your two carotid arteries are located on each side of your neck and they deliver blood from your heart to your brain. This helps to identify your risk level of developing a range of serious health issues, and to prevent the likelihood of you ever having a stroke.
  • Get your results: By now, your test results from your initial appointment will have arrived, so your Doctor can discuss these with you. They will also interpret your results from the Carotid Scan and nurses interview, to provide you with a very personalised and in-depth analysis of your current health status. If there are any early warning signs or indicators that your health may be at risk, your GP can give you guidance on how to reduce this or make sure they don’t progress any further. Changes we make must be sustainable, even if that means changing some of our commitments day to day. Those changes may be small initially, but by building momentum over time they will add up.

Your GP will ask you back about 3-6 months later to monitor how your health is progressing. After following the program, your health will improve and you will feel better. Our patients are constantly telling us how much better they feel!


This is likely the most in-depth personalised health program you’ve ever had at a medical centre – and it’s only $218.05. ($198.05 for Concession Card Holders)

(Full fee $295 less the Medicare rebate of $76.95 = $218.05 fee to patient)

This typically includes your Doctor and nurse consult fees, spirometry, ECG and a special Program Booklet.


You’ve only got 1 body so make your health a priority. We’ll help you every step of the way. You just need to book your Being Alive Appointment at SmartClinics Merrimac. Click here to book online or call the clinic directly on (07) 5525 1222.


SmartClinics Family Medical Centre is located at 166 Gooding Drive Merrimac QLD 4226. Click here for more information, like the clinic opening times.