API announces five-year extension of partnership with SiSU Health Group
Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (API) and SiSU Health Group have announced a five-year extension to their exclusive partnership, which has already yielded more than 1.7 million health checks undertaken across the Priceline Pharmacy network.
As part of the agreement API will expand the health station footprint to more Priceline Pharmacies and introduce the free service to Priceline company-owned stores for the first time.
“More than 10,000 customers every week are using the health stations, showing us they want easy access to reliable, accurate information which helps inform them about how to better manage their healthcare,” said API’s CEO and Managing Director, Richard Vincent.
“Our pharmacy teams will remain the front line for helping customers through their healthcare journey, and the health stations allow us to triage customers that are at risk through to the pharmacists.
“We’re increasing the footprint to put the health stations into more stores, including our company stores, so they are more easily accessible for all our customers,” he said.
The health stations have so far completed more than 900,000 diabetes risk assessments across Australia.
They have also measured significant improvements in key health risks for users in areas such as body weight, BMI, smoking and body fat percentage, as well as an 18.5% reduction in high blood pressure.
The SiSU health stations have ISO accreditation and are TGA approved.
“It is likely that we are running Australia’s largest ongoing health program which we can demonstrate is delivering benefits and significant results for the participants,” said Dr Noel Duncan, founder and CEO of SiSU Health Group.
“Customers love sending us their stories of how they’ve improved their health and we’re delighted that we’ll be able to make this program even bigger – through expanding the number of health stations and providing a tailored experience on the health stations,” he said.
“What we are most excited about is that the measurements we’re taking on the health stations can be used as leading indicators for multiple health conditions and we can assist people to be proactive in being aware of that.”
The health station measures key health factors including body composition, heart age, blood pressure and BMI.
A Health Check is free of charge, with the average assessment taking just four minutes.
Over the next three months, the health stations will add the identification of atrial fibrillation which can often be undiagnosed without regular heart health check-ups with a GP.