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Program Overview

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KicStart™ VLCD

Portion Control


Heart Disease

Heart Program

The Healthy Weight For Life™ Heart Health program is designed to help overweight HCF and Teachers Health Fund members with or at risk of heart disease lose weight, improve their health and learn the lifestyle skills that will help them stay in control of their weight for life.

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It is run by Prima Health Solutions (PRIMA) for and on behalf of HCF and Teachers Health Fund.

Provided you are eligible, there is no charge to do the program.

All the material you need is delivered directly to you.

Teachers Health Fund

How Does the Program Work?

The program is a unique step by step treatment process that combines weight loss via clever portion control strategies (includes KicStart™ VLCD meal replacements), energy balance techniques and practical behaviour modification.  

It is delivered in 3 structured phases over 18 weeks where each phase includes:

►  Improved nutrition and portion controlled eating

►  Activity plans

  Coaching and education

  A personalised online self monitoring and tracking system

  Telephone, SMS and email follow up, support and guidance

Who Can Participate?

The program is available FREE to eligible HCF and Teachers Health Fund members aged 18+ who:

  • have a body mass index (BMI) ≥28 AND

  • are being treated for, or have a history of heart disease OR are referred by their health fund nurse or health coach AND
  • have a hospital product (policy) that has been held for at least 12 months AND
  • obtain approval from their medical practitioner to participate and maintain supervision for existing conditions AND
  • are willing to provide their progress data during the program
  • have NOT previously participated in any Healthy Weight for Life program offered by HCF or Teachers Health Fund

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HCF Members - Graduate Claim Forms



HCF members who complete the full 18 week Healthy Weight For Life program may now claim a rebate under their ancillary cover for purchasing additional KicStart™ VLCD to help with their continued and ongoing weight management. Download your claim form from the Resources tab inside the Member's area.

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Additional Help, Information, Support

For additional help, information or support please don't hesitate to contact the Healthy Weight For Life team at any time on

Phone: 1800 226 180 (free call)
Email:  hwflheart@hwfl.com.au
Web:   http://hearthealth.hwfl.com.au

Complaints or Concerns

If you have a complaint or concern about any aspect of the Healthy Weight for Life program please don't hesitate to contact Luke Lawler, Prima Health Solutions Pty Ltd Scientific Director directly, on

Phone: 1800 226 180 (free call)
Mobile: 0418 280 344
Email: luke@primahealth.com.au


About Prima Health Solutions

PRIMA is a quality certified health care organisation (AS/NZS ISO 9001:2015) that is dedicated to the research, development and remote delivery of specialised obesity related chronic disease management and prevention products and programs.

The PRIMA products and services include KicStart™ VLCD, the Integrated Osteoarthritis Management™ program, the Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Healthy Weight for Life™.