Health Checks

The frequency with which you should see your doctor can vary based on your age, overall health, and specific medical needs.

Annual Check-ups

Many adults should see their primary care physician for a routine check-up at least once a year. During these visits, your doctor can review your overall health, update vaccinations, and discuss any concerns or changes in your health.

Regular Screenings

Depending on your age, gender, and risk factors, you may need regular screenings for conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and certain cancers. Discuss these screenings with your healthcare provider to determine the appropriate schedule.

Chronic Conditions

If you have a chronic medical condition like diabetes, hypertension, or asthma, you may need to see your doctor more frequently for management and monitoring. This could be every few months to semi-annually or as advised by your healthcare team.


Children typically have more frequent doctor visits for immunisations and routine check-ups.


Pregnant women should follow the schedule of prenatal care appointments recommended by their obstetrician or midwife.


As you age, your healthcare needs may change, and more frequent check-ups might be necessary to address age-related health issues.

Mental Health

If you have mental health concerns or are under treatment for a mental health condition, follow the schedule recommended by your mental health provider. This could vary widely depending on your individual needs.

Preventive Health

Regular exercise, maintaining a healthy diet, and managing stress are important for maintaining good health. Discuss your lifestyle with your doctor, and they can advise you on how often to see them for preventive care.

It’s essential to establish an open line of communication with your healthcare provider. Singleton Medical Centre and Skin Clinic can provide personalised recommendations for how often you should see them based on your unique health profile.

Additionally, if you ever experience a new or worsening health problem, it’s essential to seek medical attention promptly, even if it’s outside your regular schedule.