Free heart health checks


In these uncertain times, we’ve taken extra steps to protect your health and ours. You can stay up-to-date with what we’re doing on our COVID-19 page.

We were offering HCF members access to free heart health checks by nurses from the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. But because of the coronavirus situation, we’ve decided to postpone these heart health checks for now.

We’re so sorry for the hassle but know you’ll understand the steps we need to take to keep us all safe.

Get the facts on your heart health with a check-up at your nearest HCF branch.

  • In-branch blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar readings
  • Healthy heart advice from a registered nurse
  • Heart health snapshot in under 10 minutes

When it comes to heart health it’s important to know your numbers.

Blood pressure, total cholesterol and blood sugar levels can provide insight into your cardiovascular health, and whether you should make protective lifestyle changes.

HCF members with extras cover can access health checks at selected HCF branches thanks to the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, a not-for-profit charity dedicated to fighting cardiovascular disease through research.

How does it work?

A registered nurse takes a tiny blood sample via a finger prick and gives you your results on the spot. They can also provide advice on healthy heart habits. The whole thing takes less than 10 minutes.

What’s the cost?

The checks are free to HCF members aged 18 or over with extras cover. To support the charity’s work, a gold coin donation will be gratefully accepted, or you can donate online at Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. Donations of $2 and over are tax deductible.

Where to get your check

Victor Chang Health Check booths will be at selected HCF branches in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and the ACT in 2018.

See the table below for dates and opening hours. 

Date HCF Branch Opening hours Status
6-8 April 2020 HCF Nowra   9am-5pm Postponed
15-17 April 2020 HCF Burwood 9am-5pm Postponed
20-22 April 2020 HCF Albury 9am-5pm Postponed
27-29 April 2020 HCF Hurstville   9am-5pm Postponed
6-8 May 2020 HCF Tweed Heads 9am-5pm Postponed
11-13 May 2020 HCF Brookvale   9am-5pm Postponed
18-20 May 2020 HCF Dubbo 9am-5pm Postponed
20-22 May 2020 HCF Orange 9am-5pm Postponed
27-29 May 2020 HCF Chatswood   9am-5pm Postponed

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