Queensland Country Health Fund Health Insurance

QLD Country Health Fund“Protect the people you love.” (Queensland Country Health Fund)

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Here’s a snapshot of Queensland Country Health Fund’s current Hospital and Extras health cover for a single, 30-year-old male living in NSW. The results are sorted by estimated monthly premium (lowest to highest) with links direct to the providers website.

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Queensland Country Health Fund health insurance FAQs

Choosing a health insurance policy can be a difficult task. Below, we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about Queensland Country Health Fund Ltd.

You can sign up to join Queensland Country Health Fund by comparing health insurance on our health insurance comparison pages and applying on their website.

If you need help applying, you can either give Queensland Country Health Fund a call on 1800 813 415 (open Mon-Fri) and talk to a customer service representative, or visit one of their many branches.

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Yes. QCHF encourages members to manage their policy online. Unless you specifically ask for a printed copy, they will send you policy documents, tax statements, and other communications electronically.

Queensland Country Health Fund extras policies include a dental benefit as standard. The level of cover you need will depend on the complexity and cost of the dental procedures you would like to have covered.

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Once you’ve received medical treatment or made a purchase covered by your policy, the next step is to make a claim. There are several ways you can lodge a claim with Queensland Country Health:

  1. On-the-spot: Around 20,000 Australian specialist providers have the HICAPS or iSOFT electronic claim systems – just make sure you remember to bring your Queensland Country Health membership card to process the claim immediately.
  2. Online: Log into your Queensland Country Health account to make your claim online for up to $400 worth of invoices per day. Simply enter the details found on your receipt, and have your BSB and bank account number ready for immediate transfer of your benefit from Queensland Country Health into your bank account.
  1. Email: Email is another fast and convenient way to submit a claim with QLD Country Health Fund. By downloading and filling in a claim form, you can send a scanned copy to info@qchfund.com.au.
  1. In person: You can visit a Queensland Country Health branch or a Queensland Country Credit Union branch to make a claim in person. Be sure to bring all receipts and invoices with you to make a claim.
  2. By fax: For those with a fax machine, invoices and receipts can be faxed along with a claim form to (07) 4412 3500.

Queensland Country Health will then make the payment by bank transfer directly into your nominated bank account, usually within 48 hours of the claim being processed, according to Queensland Country Health.

At the time of writing, Queensland Country Health does not provide overseas student health cover (OSHC) for international students visiting Australia on a student visa. You can compare OSHC policies available in Australia on the Canstar website:

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At the time of writing, Queensland Country Health does not provide Working Visa Health Cover for international workers coming to Australia. You can compare working visa health cover on the Canstar website:

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Queensland Country Health Fund was established in 1977 as the MIM Employees’ Health Society. As mining is a relatively dangerous occupation, the aim was to assist employees of the Mount Isa Mines (MIM) to protect themselves against the potential financial burden of hospital and medical costs.

In 1999, Queensland Country Health Ltd. was formed when Queensland Country Credit Union merged with MIM Employees’ Health Society, expanding their reach to benefit more people in regional Queensland.

Queensland Country Health supports a number of local community groups and events including the Townsville Picnic Bay Surf Life Saving Club, Townsville Running Festival, and several regional triathlon festivals.

They also have an exclusive dental practice for members based in Townsville, which provides a range of services at low to no gap payments for members with extras cover. Some of these services include check-ups, cleaning, and scaling.

Queensland Country Health Fund recently introduced the Territory Health Fund – a health fund which supports members living in North Queensland and the Northern Territory. Their aim is to build relationships between regional members and health service providers, which focuses primarily on needs.

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Written by: Regina Collins | Last updated: August 8, 2017