Member app FAQs

Member app FAQs

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The app

How do I get the app?

You can download our member app on the App Store or Google Play

Why does the app only work on newer phone operating systems?

For our app’s improved security and other features to work, it needs the technological capabilities more recent iOS and Android operating systems offer.

How can I check which operating system my device is running?

Here's how to find out:


  • What you need: iOS 11.0 or higher
  • How to check: Go to Settings > General > About and view the Software Version


  • What you need: 7.0 or higher
  • How to check: Go to Settings > About phone or About device > Android version and view the version information

How else can I make an Extras claim?

You can claim for Extras by logging in to Online Member Services and heading to Claims & benefits > Make a claim.

You can also claim for Extras by completing a claim form and submitting it by mail, via email or in person. Find out how to submit a claim form


How do I register for the app?

First, register for Online Member Services – all you need is your membership number. Then use your Online Member Services password to register for the app. Follow this quick start guide to register

Why didn’t I get an SMS code when I tried to register for the app? 

First, check the following:

  • Membership number
    Did you enter the right number? If you’re unsure, check your membership card. If it was wrong, try again with the correct number.

  • Mobile
    If your membership number was right, check that we have your current mobile number. Log into Online Member Services, then go to My membership > Contact details. If your mobile number’s wrong, update it, wait a few minutes, then try again.

    If you’ve got the right mobile number on file, it can take up to 15 minutes (depending on your provider) for your code to arrive.

  • Email
    Your registration code should also be sent to your email (if we have your current email address in our system). So if you still haven’t got your code, check  that too. 

If none of the above work for you, please call us on 1300 728 188 so we can help you get started. 

I just joined Teachers Health – why can’t I register for the app?

This might be because your membership application is still being processed and you haven’t been given a membership number yet.

If you have your membership number, you should be able to register for Online Member Services (which needs to be done before registering for the app).

If your join date is in the future, please note you won’t be able to register for Online Member Services until after your join date.

Why can’t more than one family member register for the app?

There’s one membership number for a family, so there can only be one password linked to the membership number to log in. The SMS code to register for the app will be sent to the primary member.

Logging in

Can I use Face ID/Touch ID to log in?

Yes! If it’s an option on your device, the app supports both. 

Can I get logins for other people on my membership?

Sorry – no. At the moment, we can only support one login per membership. This is something we’re looking to change in the future.

I’ve forgotten my password. What do I do? 

Use the ‘forgot password’ link to reset it. 

I reset my password for Online Member Services, but I can’t use it to log in to the app…

If you reset your password for Online Member Services, you need to wait at least five minutes before you can use your new password to log in to the app.

I’ve locked myself out of the app, can I still use Online Member Services?

You sure can – log in now. To unlock the app, call us on 1300 728 188. We can only do this over the phone for security reasons.

Using the app

I got the message “looks like the server is taking a break” … Why?

Sorry about that – it’s a problem on our end. We know it’s frustrating. If you get the message again, please try later, or use Online Member Services instead.

My details

Can I update my postal address in the app? 

No. This is a security thing. To update your address, please go to Online Member Services > My membership > Contact details.

Can I update my payment details in the app? 

No. For security reasons, we ask you to do this at Online Member Services > Payments > Contribution details.

Why can’t I see my payment details?

This can happen if you’re membership’s been cancelled or suspended. You should be able to see your information at Online Member Services > Payments > Contribution details.

My cover

Why can’t I see my level of cover?

There are a few cases where this info isn’t displaying on the app – sorry. We’re working to fix the problem. In the meantime, you can check your cover at Online Member ServicesMy membership > Cover details. 

Why can’t I see my Extras limits?

Has your membership been cancelled or suspended? If so, you won’t be able to see your Extras limits on the app. 

If not, apologies. We know this is happening to a few members, and we’re working hard to get this feature working for you. For now, you can check your cover, and your remaining limits, at Online Member Services

Why am I getting suspension reactivation notifications for everyone who’s suspended on my membership? 

This is to make it clear who can use their cover. Anyone who’s suspended can’t.  

Can I remove suspension notifications?

No. They’ll display until the suspended membership is reactivated. The app shows the status of everyone on a membership so you know who can use their cover, and who can’t.


Why do I have to log in to submit a claim?

This is all about security – making sure your information’s safe. 

I’ve been waiting a while for my Extras claim to be paid. How long will it take?

Did you get a confirmation email from us after you submitted your claim? If you did, rest assured that we have it.

In the meantime, you can check the status of your claim at Online Member Services > Claims & benefits > Claims history.

Why can’t I see an option to claim?

Do you only have Hospital cover? If so, this could be why (see above).  

If you have Extras cover, please call us on 1300 728 188. In the meantime, you can claim for Extras through Online Member Services > Claims & benefits > Make a claim.

I tried to submit an Extras claim for someone who used to be on my membership, but couldn’t. Don’t I have two years to submit claims?

That’s right – you have two years from the date of the service or treatment to lodge an Extras claim. 

While you can’t claim for people who aren’t on your membership anymore through the app, you can do this through Online Member Services > Claims & benefits > Make a claim.