Taking control of your health
Just under half of Australians have one or more chronic conditions. If you’re one of them, you may have found that managing physical and/or mental health conditions can be challenging.
We help eligible Teachers Health members with chronic conditions and risk factors of disease by providing access to a range of support services*. Your personal care coordinator will work with you to understand where you’re at and support you in achieving your health goals.
Managing health conditions
Depending on your needs and goals, personalised support may be available via face-to-face, phone or video-based programs which aim to help you manage these chronic conditions:
Arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions
Improve joint pain, stiffness and function of affected joints, and avoid or delay joint surgery or improve fitness if joint surgery is needed.
Asthma and respiratory conditions
Monitor and manage triggers, symptoms, medications and exacerbations, and achieve and maintain a nutritious diet and exercise plan.
Support for members who are having or have recently completed cancer treatment, and those living with advanced cancer to help manage symptoms and optimise quality of life.
Achieve and maintain a nutritious diet, exercise plan and healthy weight, manage medications and monitor the condition to reduce the risk of complications.
Achieve and maintain a nutritious diet, exercise plan and healthy weight, and manage risk factors (like high blood pressure or cholesterol), symptoms and medications.
Manage symptoms of anxiety and depression, develop strategies to build resilience, and support healthy lifestyle behaviours such as sleep, nutrition and exercise.
Managing health risks factors
You may be eligible to receive support if you haven't been diagnosed with a chronic condition but have risk factors of disease.
We help members who want to:
We can provide:
A personalised health management plan
Support to navigate
Accessing the programs
Eligibility for programs varies, but you need to be aged 18 years or over, have Hospital cover and have served any waiting periods*.
We must also:
- consider your health condition, your safety and what's likely to work best for you personally
- work within government legislation to fund these services (through what's called Broader Health Cover).
The Teachers Healthcare Services team can talk to you about other eligibility criteria applicable for individual services.
*To be eligible for a program you must be a member of Teachers Health and have Hospital cover with all relevant waiting periods served. Hospital cover requirements and waiting periods vary for different programs. Additional eligibility criteria may apply.
These programs are brought to members through Teachers Healthcare Services, an initiative of Teachers Health, to support members' health and wellbeing through quality, evidence-based health management. Eligible members are connected with a dedicated Teachers Healthcare Services care coordinator who supports them along the way.