Strive for Health

Health management programs for members at no extra cost

Health-e-Profile

This online assessment helps you spot risk factors that may lead to chronic disease. If risk factors are found, a health coach may contact you to suggest a coaching/educational program for you.

All adults on any cover may complete the Health-e-Profile.

Health-e-Profile log-in

We reward you for completing the survey

We pay an Active Health Bonus on some covers for completing the Health-e-Profile every 12 months. You can use the Active Health Bonus to pay out-of-pocket costs on your extras services.

We’ll send you a reminder each year when your next survey is due.

Home care programs

TUH has contracts with a number of providers of home care programs that provide tailored treatment options to keep you out of hospital or help you make a speedy recovery at home after illness or an operation.

How does it work?

Before or during your hospital stay tell your doctor and nursing staff that you can access TUH’s home care programs. They’ll assess your situation and advise if the home care program is medically appropriate for you. With your consent, your doctor or nursing staff will contact a program coordinator (registered nurse), who works closely with you and the hospital to organise the appropriate services.

Examples of available services:
• Antibiotic therapy
• Palliative care
• Negative pressure therapy
• Acute mental health
• Orthopaedic rehabilitation program
• Respiratory rehabilitation program
• Cardiac rehabilitation program
• Reconditioning rehabilitation program

If you have hospital cover you can participate in a home care program so long as your cover includes benefits for that treatment or procedure.
A waiting period of two months applies.

TUH’s home care programs are available throughout our participating hospital network. TUH is not involved in any clinical assessment.

Contact us to find out more about home care programs.

Disease management programs

TUH’s disease management programs can help you manage chronic health conditions with expert telephone, or home and telephone support tailored to your health needs. You can also access medical advice 24 hours a day by phone.

The program is designed to complement services provided by your existing health providers. A health coach will call you, discuss your needs and recommend a suitable program. They will keep in contact with your treating doctor to monitor your progress.

Disease management programs are available to all TUH members with hospital cover. A six month waiting period applies.

HSS will handle all your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act. For more information please read HSS privacy statement.

Mental health

 

For telephone and online mental health support TUH recommends contacting beyondblue on 1300 22 4636. beyondblue provides a free 24 hours/7 days a week phone service where trained mental health professionals are available for confidential support. Beyondblue also provides an online chat service between 3pm and 12am 7 days a week.

For suicide and crisis support, TUH recommends contacting Lifeline on 13 11 14.