Volunteer firefighting, health and giving back
Michael Lane NSW Rural Fire Service volunteer  "There’s a famous photo of thousands…
Michael Lane (middle) with friends
Mental health in emergency services
Max Blaik  Emergency Services Volunteer  Alarms Assessment Officer at Fire Rescue Vic…
Alarms Assessment Officer at Fire Rescue Victoria, Max Blaik
What’s the best way to claim an External Breast Prostheses?
Did you know that you can claim from Emergency Services Health and Medicare when purchasing an Exte…
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Have you thought about a skin check?
In another important reminder about the benefits of regular skin checks, recent Australian Bureau o…
A person receives a skin check from a medical professional
A guide to blood pressure monitors
With 780 claims paid for blood pressure monitors across our membership base and our partner brand P…
A man checks his blood pressure with a blood pressure monitor
Kayt’s comeback from cancer
Kayt Howe’s recovery from Stage 4 Non-Hodgkin’s Follicular Lymphoma has been turbocharg…
ESH Member and Valion Cancer Support Program Participant, Kayt Howe
Shane's journey to overcoming health challenges
“I spent 36 years as a paramedic. In one shift, I saw the entire human experience. Birth in t…
Shane Edwards standing next to an ambulance
How to save money when using your Remedial Massage benefits
How can you get the most out of your massage benefits? We’ve made a short explainer to help.…
A masseuse gives a massage to a patient
A group of people in an exercise class
After extensive feedback from our members, we’re pleased to announce we now cover group sessi…
A person completes a survey on a laptop
Results from this year’s Member Satisfaction Discovery Research are in and we’re deligh…
A man receives an eye examination
More than 300 Australians develop diabetes every day, which is equal to an alarming rate of 1 perso…
Paramedics
While we often fly under the media’s radar given our exclusivity to the police and emergency…
Supporting the Community  Emergency Services Health proudly supports QBanks Everyday Heroes…
Man with eggs
Testicular cancer is most common among men aged 18 to 39. It’s a cancer that men aren’t…
Pneumonia
There are seemingly ‘common’ infections that are detrimental to the elderly. Although n…
Menopause lady with fan
Hot flushes, mood changes, menstrual changes and having trouble concentrating are synonymous with m…
Woman with inflamed lungs
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) isn’t the first health issue that springs to min…
Woman in grey shirt holding breast cancer ribbon to chest
Cancer Australia predicts over 19,500 breast cancer diagnoses this year. This figure has risen from…
Woman on couch with back pain
Society says 40 is the new 30. But your body disagrees. It just doesn’t perform as well as it…
Woman in grey looking distressed
The burden of brain disorders cost the Australian economy more than heart disease, cancer, and resp…
Man doing diabetes blood test
For many people, somewhere in the 30’s, priorities around health change. While our waistline…
Road with black spot in middle
It’s no surprise that eyesight worsens as you age. It happens gradually, but there’s on…
It might surprise you that men in their 20s need to be screened the most.[1] Those with severe slee…
Eye with cataract
Our eyes are one of the most fragile organs in the body. We know that over time, as we age, our vis…
Stroke is one of Australia’s leading causes of disability and death. More than 80% of strokes…
Dementia Australia has released figures detailing a 68% increase in the disease over the past decad…
Hearing loss becomes significant in our 50s, but studies show we don’t want to admit it. It a…
Osteoarthritis isn’t the first condition people expect to see in a ‘health issues at 40…
When we think of alcoholism, a young and healthy 20-something emergency service worker doesn’…
Obesity is a lot more serious than just carrying extra ‘holiday weight.’ It’s the…
Suicide is the leading cause of death, for people aged 20 to 34. More than 75% of mental health iss…
Menopause happens in stages. Perimenopause is the precursor to the ‘main show’ which, f…
The chance of being diagnosed with lung cancer by 85 is 1/13 for men, and 1/21 for women. It’…
Cervical cancer is most frequently diagnosed in women over 30. Each year, about 850 Australian wome…
The rate of head injuries caused by falls has nearly doubled over the past 10 years. Numbers from t…
Over 15,000 Australians were diagnosed with a melanoma skin cancer in 2019. We have the highest rat…
Fatigue and burnout have almost been normalised over the past few years. ‘You’re tired?…
Suicide is the leading cause of death for people aged 25 to 44 years.[1] It’s a major cause f…
Stress and poor diet are intrinsically linked. The emergency services lifestyle makes maintaining a…
Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and one in four people diagnose…
Blood pressure tests are a routine part of GP visits. But this check-up shouldn’t be taken li…
Cardiac issues were once referred to as an ‘old man’s disease.’ But neither…
Sadly, miscarriages are more common than you think. In Australia, it happens to one in four couples…
While depression isn’t an illness isolated to the 40s, it’s a decade to invest in your…
Will the Real Health Insurance Please Stand Up?
24 January 2020 Many of us associate value with cost – but when it comes to health insuran…
TELEHEALTH
2 minute read 15 May 2020 Telehealth appointments available where possible Additional hy…
Waiting
1.5 minute read 17 June 2020 25% of Australians on public hospital waiting list are now ab…
Scrubs 3
1 minute read 30 May 2020 Elective surgeries have recommenced on a clinical priority basis…
Regular visits to your doctor should be a priority even if you have never felt better. They c…
Just like the famous breakfast cereal, our joints are capable of making all kinds of distinctive sn…
Can you think of a career that’s requires more physical activity and responsibility than a po…
Young doctors at high-risk of mental health problems
Mental health issues and suicide rates of our young doctors in Australia are now at an all-ti…
Emergency Services family holding hands
If you’ve ever had a loved one pass away, you’ll know that depth of sadness. Nothing ca…
Why 1 in 3 Australian nurses are unhappy
Nurses deal with all types of patients. And in the early stages, they often don’t know…
Close up of fireman
There are not many jobs out there that save lives every day. But doctors, nurses, firefighters, lif…
filling cabinet with folder on private health insurance
How to get more bang from your health insurance buck. For every one of us, the day comes w…
bicycle burnt after fire
The sweats. The recall. The insomnia. That accident. As an emergency services worker or v…
firefighter off duty clutching chest
Firefighters are at a greater risk of suffering from heart attacks, one new study reveals…
Emergency service workers need their whole body insured
It pays to look beyond the big brands in insurance! When it comes to health insurance, the…
Father playing with son
Shift work, overtime and missing events are unavoidable aspects of emergency services work for fire…
Paramedic assisting patient
Paramedics face unique mental health challenges, like no other job. While the line of work can be e…
Avoiding a pain in the back
Holding hoses for hours, carrying stretchers, and balancing people on surfboards all involve great…
Energy drinks resting in a pool of ice
Staying alert at all hours of the night is part of our job. We need to think on our feet, respond q…
Unhealthy Eating in bed
When you’re on the go, it’s hard to resist thinking about food in the same way –…
Gold Hospital
A WORD FROM OUR CEO, SCOTT WILLIAMS 18 February 2019 One of the most remarkable and sys…