Supporting the independent education community

December 2021: Season’s greetings (and thank you) from Teachers Health


Teachers Health was established in 1954 to provide teachers, support staff and their family members
with access to quality health insurance products. Today, we are Australia’s largest industry-based
health fund, with more than 60 years of experience and covering over 300,000 lives nationwide.

Teachers Health gives members access to:

  • a not-for- profit health fund
  • great value health insurance
  • a range of quality products and services
  • generous benefits
  • fast, efficient claiming options
  • an easy switching process

Teachers Health also provides more than simply health insurance to members – we are committed
to supporting our members’ health and wellbeing through additional services. Teachers Health owns
and operates Health Centres offering optical, dental, physio, chiro and remedial massage services
(not available at all centres) in Sydney (Surry Hills and Parramatta), Newcastle (Hamilton) and
Melbourne (Richmond) and gives members access to travel and general insurance.

We understand that navigating healthcare services and providers can be daunting so we also offer
eligible members quality, evidence-based health management programs and services, including
access to health professionals such as registered nurses, a diabetes educator, dietitian and exercise
physiologist. These programs and services are brought to members at no extra cost.

As a not-for- profit health fund, we also give back to the education community through sponsorships,
scholarships and health and wellbeing programs.

Am I eligible to join?

As a restricted health fund, you must meet eligibility criteria to join Teachers Health. Eligible
members are also able to refer family members, including:

  • spouse or partner
  • former spouse or partner
  • dependant children
  • adult children
  • siblings
  • parents
  • grandchildren

For more information on eligibility, visit

Already with another health fund?

Switching to Teachers Health couldn't be easier and if you’re already with another private health
insurer then you won’t have to re-serve your waiting periods if you are transferring to an equivalent
level of cover~.
We also offer a free online comparison service, providing you a personalised comparison of the cost
and benefits of products. See how we compare at

Want to join?

Joining Teachers Health is fast, easy and hassle free. You can join:

For more information visit or call 1300 728 188.

~If you have cancelled your health insurance policy with another health fund, you will need to join Teachers Health within 60 days to make sure you receive continuity of cover.