• It’s Heart Week – 29th April to 4th May 2019 Heart Week - Phoenix Health Fund New studies show that more than two thirds of Australian adults- almost 13 million people or 69.1 percent – have at least three risk factors for heart disease – the nation’s biggest killer. Heart Week puts the spotlight on encouraging people to understand their risk factors for heart disease and take the right steps to reduce this risk. In 2019, Heart Week is celebrated from 28 April–4 May and focuses on the importance of having a Heart Health Check and in particular: ♥ Heart Health Checks and what they involve ♥ Which patients ... Find out more
  • April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month Parkinsons Awareness MonthParkinson’s is diagnosed in 3 Australian’s under the age of 40 every day. Parkinson’s is a progressive and degenerative neurological condition that affects a person’s ability to control their body’s movements. The condition progresses and affects everyone differently, and as such symptoms can vary from person to person. Resulting from the loss of cells in various parts of the brain, depleting dopamine production; the motor system nerves become unable to control movement and coordination. The most commonly visible symptoms of Parkinson’s are tremors or shaking, but can also manifest in so many other forms, such as slowness of movement, muscle rigidity, ... Find out more
  • Are you pregnant or planning a family? Join our Hatchling Program! We are very excited to announce the launch of our Hatchling Support Program! Preparing to welcome a child into the world is the beginning of a new stage in your life – a stage which can bring joy, excitement and some challenges and adjustments too. With this in mind, we have created the Phoenix Health Hatchling Support Program to provide you with ongoing support from the time you learn of your pregnancy through to the first 8 weeks of your baby’s life. The program includes services such as: 2 gap-free mid wife consultations Post-natal advice on a range of topics Baby development and what to expect First ... Find out more
  • Is ‘Baby Brain’ a real thing? You’ve likely heard many mothers referring to “Baby Brain” but is “Baby Brain” actually a real thing? If you are asking the question to Deakin University, they are likely to say yes. The Deakin University is currently conducting a study (as noted in the medical journal of Australia) which reveals that some pregnant woman do actually show declining rates of cognitive fiction during pregnancy. The research involving more than 1,200 women found that some women expressed decreased memory functions and general cognitive functioning during various stages in their pregnancy. While researchers state that there is a definite correlation between changes in cognitive brain functions ... Find out more
  • How much does an Ambulance service cost? Do you know whether you are covered for Ambulance services if you need to call upon one?   You may not have thought too much about it, but the concerning fact is that while many assume Ambulance is covered free of charge, Ambulance services are actually not a covered under Medicare.  This means if you haven’t organised coverage for yourself and you do end up using an Ambulance, you’ll be responsible for the bill that will follow your trip. So how much does an Ambulance service cost if I don’t have cover? Ambulance services work differently depending on where you live across Australia. If ... Find out more
  • It’s Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Prostate Cancer Awareness MonthThe month of September isn’t just about celebrating Father’s Day, it is also Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and a timely reminder for a visit to the GP. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in Australia with almost 20,000 diagnoses and close to 3,500 deaths each year. It is encouraged that all men over 50 – or over 40 who have a family history – talk with their GP about prostate health. Prostate cancer testing can be a complex subject, that’s why it’s recommended to talk with your GP about what is best for ... Find out more
  • New year resolutions and how to keep them If you’re struggling with your new year’s resolution, you’re not alone! Outsmarting the new year’s resolution failure odds is tough but there are ways to make it easier for yourself:  Setting doable goals and then breaking your goals down into reasonable steps is a great way to improve your chances of resolution success! Take a look at these 5 simple diet and exercise tips to keep you on track with your New Year’s health resolutions. Be positive with your goals – Don’t focus on the negative, but instead focus on what you want!  For example, rather than saying that “I want to lose ... Find out more
  • Phoenix Health & Members Own Health Fund Phoenix Health Fund is proudly part of the Members Own Health Fund group. Members Own Health Funds (Members Own) is a brand that reflects quality and a primary focus on members, rather than creating profits.  This is exactly what Phoenix Health Fund stands for too, and why we are a part of the Members Own brand. Phoenix Health Fund has existed for over 64 years and is focused on: Putting our Members first Better coverage Greater benefits Quality services Member Own Health Funds represents the quality in Health Insurance that Australians should expect (but don’t always receive) from their Health Insurer. As Phoenix Health Fund is a mutual not-for-profit Private Health ... Find out more
  • Joint Replacement surgery costs Have you ever wondered how much a joint replacement costs? Hip and knee replacements are one of the most expensive categories of surgical procedures in the private health sector. These procedures are on the increase in line with the growing numbers of patients with osteoarthritis and arthritis. If you’ve ever had hip or knee replacement surgery yourself, have plans to have this surgery in the future, or you’re just needing insurance for the unforeseen medical circumstances, this article provides a great insight into what you’re contributing towards when you purchase Private Health insurance coverage. Hip Replacements Hip replacement surgery is a procedure that surgically ... Find out more
  • Have you visited the dentist lately? Having to visit the dentist every six months may not be the appointment that everyone looks forward to, but it is one of the most important ones to keep. While there are always countless reasons for not going to the dentist, it’s important to keep an eye on the long term future of your teeth.  While it might be an immediate inconvenience, by taking care of your smile, you significantly increase your oral health and the chances of avoiding expensive dental procedures in the future (because unfortunately trying to forget about dental problems won’t make them go away). Having a check-up from ... Find out more