Weight management

There are many things that can influence our body weight. While we can’t control some factors, we can control others like our diet, exercise and sleep habits. However, it can be difficult to maintain healthy routines and keep extra weight off, especially as we age.

Maintaining a healthy weight range can reduce the risk of many chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease, as well as boost daily energy levels and our overall health and wellbeing.

If you’d like to lose weight, it’s never too late to start building healthier habits. To support you on your journey to better health, we offer our members access to several evidence-based weight management programs that include expert-led health coaching, nutritional guidance and exercise plans.

Explore our weight management options

Osteoarthritis Healthy Weight for Life

Improve your health and get back to doing more of the things you enjoy with our Osteoarthritis Healthy Weight for Life program, brought to you by our partner, Prima Health Solutions and their Healthy Weight for Life team. Eligibility criteria applies.

If you’re not eligible for a fully funded program we may be able to cover some of the cost of the program under your extras cover, depending on benefit limits.

CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet

Join over 500,000 fellow Aussies who have lost weight, kept it off and improved their health and wellbeing with the evidence-based CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet

HCF members can access a 20% discount on the 12 Week Program if they have eligible extras cover or are registered for HCF Thank You. Some members may also be eligible for the 16 Week Program. Clinical and fund eligibility criteria apply.

Exercise classes and gym memberships

If your doctor or heath practitioner has recommended an exercise or gym program to treat a specific medical condition like obesity or heart disease you may be able to claim towards the cost.

To claim, send us a completed Exercise and Gym Benefits Form along with your receipts/invoices.

We don’t cover the costs of online exercise programs (including those delivered through mobile apps) or recreational/competitive sports and activities.

Weight-loss medications

If you're covered for Health Management Programs under your extras cover, you can claim up to $50 annually for one month’s supply of HCF-approved weight-loss medications that are registered for weight loss on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods, subject to your annual limit. 

Healthy recipes and nutrition

Our Health Agenda hub has a range of delicious recipes and articles on nutrition to help you eat for better health. 

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Contact our health and wellbeing experts 

To learn more about the Osteoarthritis Healthy Weight for Life program or the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet, email the HCF Health and Wellbeing team at  wellbeing@hcf.com.au

To learn more about any of our other weight management programs or enquire about your eligibility, call our friendly Customer Care team on 13 13 34.  

Mental health support

Online programs to lessen the symptoms of anxiety and depression.

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Member offers and discounts

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The HCF app

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Important information

* Before you start any program, check you’re on eligible cover and the provider of the program is recognised by us. If you’re unsure, call 13 13 34 or visit a branch. To claim for a Health Management Program you’ll need to submit a claim form and provide supporting documents. Unless otherwise stated, all programs have a two month waiting period and depend on cover eligibility and annual limits.