Show me:
Show me:
heartfoundation.org.au|Helpline 13 11 12

Patient invitation templates

Sample text for your recall invitations – letter, email or text message

Letter / email

Dear <patient's first name>

Heart disease causes 48 deaths in Australia every day. The good news is that many heart attacks and strokes can be prevented, especially if risk factors are detected and managed early. The first step to lowering your chances of developing heart disease is understanding your risk.

Our records show that you could have some of these risk factors, and we would like to invite you in for a Heart Health Check.

A Heart Health Check is a simple 20-minute check-up and <is free under Medicare / will cost $XX.XX>. It will involve:

  • reviewing and updating your medical and family history
  • checking blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels 
  • discussing your lifestyle choices such as diet and exercise
  • calculating your risk score and developing a plan to lower your risk of developing heart disease. 

Don’t ignore your heart health. Phone us on <practice number> to book your annual Heart Health Check today. Please note: You may need to have a blood test BEFORE your Heart Health Check appointment. If a pathology request form is included, please take it to the pathology provider to have your blood tested at least five days prior to your appointment with us. If you have had a Heart Health Check within the last 12 months, please contact us so we can update our records.

Yours sincerely

<Doctor’s name>

Download a Microsoft Word version

RTF versions of the patient recall letter

Patient invitation template (RTF – Best Practice)

 

Patient invitation template (RTF – MedicalDirector)

 

Text message

Version 1 option (1x SMS credit)

Hi <patient’s first name>. Your doctor would like you to come in for a Heart Health Check. To book, please call <practice name> on <practice number>.

Version 2 option (2x SMS credits)

Hi <patient’s first name>. Your doctor would like you to come in for a Heart Health Check. Our records show that you have risk factors which put you at risk of heart disease. Please call <practice name> on <practice number> to book.

Read next ...

Engaging your patients

<< Back to section overview

Table of contents

You might also be interested in

Identifying eligible patients

Identifying eligible patients

Identifying eligible patients

Information and links to help generate lists of eligible patents ...

Getting your data ready

Getting your data ready

Using clinical software and audit tools to cleanse data ...

Receptionist's guide to the Heart Health Check

Receptionist's guide to the Heart Health Check

Sample scripts and answers to FAQs ...

Time to book a Heart Health Check?

Time to book a Heart Health Check?

Time to book a Heart Health Check?

If you're 45 and over, or 30 and over if you're of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you should book your Heart Health Check today...

Heart Health Check Toolkit

Heart Health Check Toolkit

Together, we can change the future of heart disease

Together, we can change the future of heart disease

Together, we can change the future of heart disease

The power of your ongoing support can help save lives and keep more families together. Help us continue to fund promising heart research projects by donating today. ...

Heart Week 2022

Heart Week 2022

Heart Week 2022

With one Australian having a heart attack or stroke every 4 minutes, you have the power to change this statistic. ...

Health Professional Tools

Health Professional Tools

Health Professional Tools

Guidelines, publications and support for the health professional community....

PhD Scholarship

PhD Scholarship

Scholarship support will be provided to successful applicants looking to attain a research-based postgraduate degree (Doctor of Philosophy or Master’s Degree by Research). ...

Dessert recipes

Dessert recipes

Dessert recipes

Find heart healthy dessert recipes....

Matilda signs up for Jump Rope just one month after open-heart surgery

Matilda signs up for Jump Rope just one month after open-heart surgery

Matilda signs up for Jump Rope just one month after open-heart surgery

Media Release - 26 June 2020...

Heart failure clinical resources

Heart failure clinical resources

Resources and clinical information for health professionals...

Let’s chew the fat about cholesterol: your top five questions answered

Let’s chew the fat about cholesterol: your top five questions answered

Let’s chew the fat about cholesterol: your top five questions answered

15 February 2022...

Saving our hearts: Targeting inflammation to improve outcomes after heart attack

Saving our hearts: Targeting inflammation to improve outcomes after heart attack

Dr Laura Bienvenu, Institution: The University of Melbourne...

Dynamic Chemical Imaging

Dynamic Chemical Imaging

Dr Varun Sharma, Institution: The University of Melbourne...

Moroccan vegetarian tray bake

Moroccan vegetarian tray bake

Moroccan vegetarian tray bake

30 minutes
Serves 2

WEBINAR | The future of CVD risk assessment

WEBINAR | The future of CVD risk assessment

WEBINAR | The future of CVD risk assessment

Should population-based CVD risk assessment models make way for individualised risk prediction techniques?...

3 Minute Research Competition Terms & Conditions

3 Minute Research Competition Terms & Conditions

Heart Safe Community

Heart Safe Community

Heart Safe Community

Heart Safe Community is a program that aims to increase a person’s chance of survival if they suffer a cardiac arrest outside of hospital. ...

What is an arrhythmia?

What is an arrhythmia?

What is an arrhythmia?

Arrhythmia is a fault in the heart’s electrical system, which affects your heart’s pumping rhythm....

Heart stories

Heart stories

Heart stories

Stories of hope from Australian men and women fighting heart disease....

Enhancing Cardiovascular Risk Prediction in Patients undergoing Liver Transplantation

Enhancing Cardiovascular Risk Prediction in Patients undergoing Liver Transplantation

Dr Anoop Koshy, Institution: The University of Melbourne...

Create your fundraiser at Do it for Heart

Create your fundraiser at Do it for Heart

Create your fundraiser at Do it for Heart

Become a Heart Foundation fundraiser, do it for heart and make a real difference to your community....

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) clinical resources

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) clinical resources

Resources and clinical information for health professionals...

Jump Rope for Heart

Jump Rope for Heart

Jump Rope for Heart

Jump Rope for Heart teaches school children how to keep fit and healthy through skipping!...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: Heart Health Projects

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: Heart Health Projects

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: Heart Health Projects

Projects aimed at improving the heart health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples ...

Preventing Aortic Stenosis with Vitamin-K supplements

Preventing Aortic Stenosis with Vitamin-K supplements

Professor Carl Schultz, Institution: University of Western Australia...

What is a healthy body weight?

What is a healthy body weight?

What is a healthy body weight?

Find out what a healthy body weight is and the steps you can take to achieve it. ...

Q&A with A/Prof Lisa Moran

Q&A with A/Prof Lisa Moran

Q&A with A/Prof Lisa Moran

Improving screening and management of women with cardiometabolic conditions during pregnancy...

WEBINAR | Absolute CVD risk assessment practical update

WEBINAR | Absolute CVD risk assessment practical update

A multidisciplinary panel of experts discuss the practical application of absolute CVD risk assessment through Heart Health Checks....

Dinner recipes

Dinner recipes

Dinner recipes

Search our heart healthy dinner recipes for tonights main meal...

Vegetarian recipes

Vegetarian recipes

Vegetarian recipes

Search through our vegetarian recipes...

Prawn and avocado salad

Prawn and avocado salad

20 minutes
Serves 6