Am I eligible for a funded program?

A fully funded program is available free to members of participating health funds who meet the general eligibility criteria below.

The general eligibility criteria  for a fully funded program are:

  • Body mass index (BMI) ≥28


  • Being treated for, or have a history of at least one of the following:
    • High blood pressure
    • High cholesterol
    • Angioplasty or stent
    • Heart attack or stroke
    • Coronary bypass surgery
    • Cardiac arrhythmia / angina
    • Obstructive sleep apnoea


  • Have a hospital policy with a participating health fund that has been held for at least 12 months;
  • Have a willingness to provide progress data over the course of the 18 week program;
  • Have not previously participated in a Healthy Weight for Life program funded by your health fund.
  • Have obtained approval from their medical practitioner to participate and maintain supervision for existing conditions.
NEW!!   HCF Members who have held a combined hospital and extras policy for 12 months or more may now qualify for a fully funded Heart HWFL program without any pre-existing chronic health conditions if their BMI is 30 or greater.
Contact the HWFL Team on 1800226180 or email for details.


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Enrol online or call the Healthy Weight For Life Team on 1800 226 180 (free call) and we will send you a complete reply paid registration pack.

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