Free heart health checks

Update: Unfortunately we've had to cancel our Tamworth check due to the bush fires. As fires have blocked roads, the nurses who perform the checks aren't able to get to Tamworth.

We're sorry for any inconvenience and will try to arrange another check for our members soon.

We hope that everyone stays safe over the next few days. You can stay on top of the fire updates by visiting the NSW Rural Fire Service website.


Get the facts on your heart health with a check-up at your nearest HCF branch.

  • In-branch blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar readings
  • Healthy heart advice from a registered nurse
  • Heart health snapshot in under 10 minutes

When it comes to heart health it’s important to know your numbers.

Blood pressure, total cholesterol and blood sugar levels can provide insight into your cardiovascular health, and whether you should make protective lifestyle changes.

HCF members with extras cover can access health checks at selected HCF branches thanks to the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, a not-for-profit charity dedicated to fighting cardiovascular disease through research.

How does it work?

A registered nurse takes a tiny blood sample via a finger prick and gives you your results on the spot. They can also provide advice on healthy heart habits. The whole thing takes less than 10 minutes.

What’s the cost?

The checks are free to HCF members aged 18 or over with extras cover. To support the charity’s work, a gold coin donation will be gratefully accepted, or you can donate online at Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. Donations of $2 and over are tax deductible.

Where to get your check

Victor Chang Health Check booths will be at selected HCF branches in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and the ACT in 2018.

See the table below for dates and opening hours. 

Date HCF Branch Opening hours
29-31 May 2019 HCF Tweed Heads  9am-5pm
5-7 June 2019 HCF Brookvale 9am-5pm
12-14 June 2019 HCF Orange 9am-5pm
19-21 June 2019 HCF Cairns 9am-5pm
1-3 July 2019 HCF Bankstown 9am-5pm
10-12 July 2019 HCF Robina 9am-5pm
17-19 July 2019 HCF Penrith  9am-5pm
24-26 July 2019 HCF Adelaide 9am-5pm
5-7 August 2019 HCF Erina 9am-5pm
14-16 August 2019 HCF Chatswood  9am-5pm
21-23 August 2019 HCF Coffs Harbour 9am-5pm
28-30 August 2019 HCF Liverpool  9am-5pm
2-4 September 2019 HCF Canberra  9am-5pm
16-18 September 2019 HCF Maroochydore  9am-5pm
23-25 September 2019 HCF Castle Hill 9am-5pm
2-4 October 2019 HCF Tea Tree 9am-5pm
9-11 October 2019 HCF Campbelltown   9am-5pm
14-15 October 2019 HCF Booragoon    9am-5pm
16-17 October 2019 HCF Joondalup  9am-5pm
18-19 October 2019 HCF Cannington  Fri: 9am-5pm, Sat: 10am-1pm
23-25 October 2019 HCF Wollongong  9am-5pm
30 October-1 November 2019  HCF Port Macquarie 9am-5pm
4-6 November 2019 HCF Blacktown 9am-5pm
13-15 November 2019 HCF Tamworth  CANCELLED DUE TO BUSH FIRES
20-22 November 2019 HCF Wagga Wagga  9am-5pm
27-29 November 2019 HCF Parramatta  9am-5pm
4-6 December 2019 HCF Doncaster  9am-5pm
11-13 December 2019 HCF Maitland 9am-5pm

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