HCF Research Foundation funding for healthy ageing
The HCF Research Foundation’s Translational Research Grants will turn six innovative research projects into practical solutions for ageing Australians to live stronger, healthier and more enriching lives.
Supporting families by putting money where our members are
With the rising cost in living, it's important to know your health cover provides value, is supporting your family and helping you to be your healthiest self.
A guide to health cover for over 50s
Growing older can bring unique health priorities and challenges like chronic diseases, weight management and joint issues. Here’s how to maximise your health cover to get the best value in your 50s and beyond.
What does my dental cover pay for?
Need some help understanding exactly how dental cover works? We explain what can and can’t be covered, and how you can get the best value from your cover.
Top 7 reasons to have private health cover
With the rising cost of living, investing in your health is one of the best ways you can future-proof your wellbeing, get treatment faster and even save money.
HOW HCF’S RESEARCH FOUNDATION IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE TO EVERYDAY AUSSIES
HCF’s Translational Research Grants scheme turns research into action, creating a better hospital experience for all Aussies. Read about six programs helping to shape the future of health.
Digital healthcare: What the future holds for our health
Recent innovation in healthcare has evolved the way we’re looking after ourselves. Here’s how AI and digital technology are shaping our health and wellbeing for years to come.
Insuring members’ financial health and wellbeing
At HCF, we’re proud of being the first Australian health fund to offer life insurance products in 1980, so you and your family can be protected when life’s hurdles come your way.
EXTRAS COVER TO SAFEGUARD YOUR HEALTH
A key highlight of HCF’s story of innovation is when we introduced extras cover in 1975, helping Australians access services for better health and wellbeing.
HOW HCF IS MAKING OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS MORE TRANSPARENT
HCF’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Andrew Cottrill explains how HCF was one of the first healthcare funds to make out-of-pocket costs more transparent for our members.
HELPING HEALTH STARTUPS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
HCF Catalyst was Australia’s first corporate-backed health-tech accelerator to help health and wellness startups and scaleups. Here’s how it works.
A NEW INNOVATION IN INSURANCE
HCF has recently launched Australia’s first on-demand accidental injury cover, a new innovation in insurance designed for people who need quick and simple cover for a day, a week, or even longer.
PERSONALISED HEALTH SUPPORT FOR MEMBERS
In 2009, HCF launched My Health Guardian, our award-winning chronic disease management program which helped more than 50,000 Australians.
EYE HEALTH IN SAFE HANDS
HCF’s Kris Dang explains why we opened our first HCF Eyecare centre in 1992 and how high-quality eye care and the experience in our centres keep members coming back.
CLOSING THE GAP ON DENTAL CARE
Since opening our first HCF dental centre in 1987, we’ve always been committed to the wellbeing and care of our patients, both young and old.
FUNDING HEALTHCARE RESEARCH FOR ALL AUSTRALIANS
THE TOP TEETH STRAIGHTENING OPTIONS FOR ADULTS
Keen to boost your confidence with a straighter smile? Here are the top options for adult teeth straightening, including how long it takes and how much it costs.
5 ways to reduce out-of-pocket medical expenses
Getting the most out of your private hospital cover is more important than ever. We show you five ways to reduce your out-of-pocket costs.
Prevention is best: Why you should add extras use to your list of new year’s resolutions
An app that could improve how you communicate with healthcare professionals
How private health cover can help young people
ARE THERE HEALTH BENEFITS TO LATER RETIREMENT?
Recover at your own pace
It’s hard to imagine the impact having an accident or illness can have on your life. What’s more unexpected are recovery expenses like taxis, babysitters and extra rehab.
Here’s how HCF can help with the cost of recovery.
8 ways HCF is looking out for your family
Why men avoid going to the doctor
Falls in the elderly: Can you prevent them?
Private health insurance waiting periods: Your questions answered
Confused about waiting periods with private health funds? Get the lowdown on how they work and why they exist.
How Australian technology is changing the face of health care
INDIGENOUS HEALTH: MEET THE OUTBACK HERO TREATING KIDNEY DISEASE
E-cigarettes and your health: what you need to know
Robots helping patients recover from a stroke
Clinical trials: an explainer
Do you need to update your private health cover?
Behind the scenes with a paramedic
Hospital cover: the new tiers and categories explained
Community rating and private health insurance: a fair deal for all
Thanks to community rating, you won’t pay more for your health insurance because you’re getting older, or have health issues.
My Health Record: what you need to know
With My Health Record, you can store and share your medical information with health professionals. Here’s how you use it and who can see it.
HOW AIR POLLUTION AFFECTS US, AND HOW TO REDUCE IT
As our cities grow, town planners look for ways to improve air quality and limit respiratory problems caused by pollution.
FAKE HEALTH NEWS STORIES: HOW TO SPOT THEM
Life expectancy: why we’re living longer than ever
Australians have one of the best life expectancies in the world. Why and what can you do to improve your own life expectancy?
Living with Parkinson's disease
Robots teaching social skills to children with autism
For children with autism, processing emotions and social cues can be a real challenge. Robot teachers may offer the right kind of support.
HOW TO RECOGNISE A HEALTH EMERGENCY
When medical symptoms strike suddenly or worsen, it can be tough to know what to do. Here’s a high-level guide.
RESEARCH IMPROVING MEDICATION USE IN AUSTRALIA
HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE TREATMENT BREAKTHROUGH
This debilitating neurodegenerative disease is currently incurable. But an exciting breakthrough treatment is offering patients hope.