Colon Cancer Screening
Colon (Bowel) cancer is the second highest cause of cancer death in New Zealand, with approximately 3,000 New Zealanders diagnosed each year. Members who are aged 60+ (or are advised by a medical professional that it is clinically-appropriate) are able to earn AIA Vitality points for being screened (via a FIT or FOBT) every two years.
You can have this test every two years for 1,000 points.
The Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) or Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) can detect minimal amounts of blood in your bowel motions, which may be an early warning sign that you need to seek further screening. To qualify for points for this assessment you must be 60+ years old or have this test deemed clinically appropriate by your health professional.
Ensure your health professional signs the form. Remember, to be eligible to receive AIA Vitality points assessments must be undertaken during your AIA Vitality membership year.
After your appointment select the date you completed the check below and upload an image or scan of your signed form.
As one of our first AIA Vitality members, you will also earn an additional 1,200 AIA Vitality points upon completion of any one of the following assessments/screenings: Influenza Vaccination, HPV Vaccination, Shingles Zoster Vaccination, Td Vaccination, Pneumococcal Vaccination, Breast Cancer Screening, Cervical Smear Test, Bowel Cancer Screening, Eye Check, Dental Check, MoleMap Appointment.
AIA Vitality members aged 60+ years can take the FIT or FOBT every two years to earn 1,000 AIA Vitality points for two consecutive years. AIA Vitality members aged under 60 years of age will be eligible to receive points for the FIT or FOBT if the test is deemed clinically appropriate.
Clinically appropriate means as advised by an appropriately qualified medical practitioner.
Yes. Please ensure your GP completes the AIA Vitality Health Check & Screening Form, and upload a copy of the completed form, just as you would if you completed the FIT/FOBT.