Australia's lowest average premium increase
We’ve worked exceptionally hard to make our 2020 premium increase the lowest of all 35 health insurers in Australia. HBF’s CEO, John Van Der Wielen shares how we achieved this result.
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Most medications are more effective when you take them exactly as per your prescription. HBF are committed to ensuring you have all the right information and support you need to access and take your prescribed medications safely.
Scripts on file
Keep your scripts on file so you can manage them easily and order repeats efficiently
If you’ve got repeats on your script, or are housebound, Friendlies can organise your scripts to be sent to your door
A 45-minute comprehensive check and review to help you manage your prescription and non-prescription medications
Dose administration aids
Personally prepared, safe and easy-to-use medication packs are free for eligible HBF members
Unused medicine disposal
Friendlies offer free and safe disposal of unwanted or out of date medicines
Your Friendlies pharmacist can offer smart solutions to help you manage your medications
A comprehensive medication review with recommendations given to you on the spot.
Make a booking
Book a consultation with your local Friendlies pharmacist.
In a private consultation room, your pharmacist will go through each medication you are taking, answer any questions you may have, ensure you know the role of each and will explain how your medications work or interact together.
A customised medicine list is created just for you, which can be helpful for family members and your doctor. An action plan is also produced in the event there are things identified in the consult that are opportunities for improvement in your health, including referral to your doctor if required.
Your pharmacist will offer advice on how and when to take your medications for the best effect, as well as other smart ways to manage your medication.
A MedsCheck is a one on one consultation with you and a Friendlies Pharmacist in a private room. Your pharmacist will go through each medication you are taking, answer any questions you may have, ensure you know the role of each, and will then offer advice on how and when to take your medications for the best effect.
The Friendlies MedsCheck is free for Medicare Card holders who:
A MedsCheck takes about 45 minutes and may be claimable through Medicare.
If you answer yes to one or more of these questions, there’s a good chance you will benefit from a MedsCheck:
When you’ve got a lot of medications to take, we know it can get overwhelming. Dose administration aids ensure you never get medications mixed up or miss a dose.
Your medication is packed in secure blister packs with the dose, day and time clearly printed. Blister packs can specify exact times of the day. If you haven’t opened the blister compartment, you know you haven’t taken the dose – so there’s less confusion.
Friendlies can keep your scripts on file at all times so you can manage them easily and order repeats efficiently. So if you need a standard repeat, just call your local Friendlies pharmacy and they’ll have it ready by the time you come in store.
If you’ve got repeats on your script, or are housebound, you can call your local Friendlies pharmacy to organise your scripts to be delivered straight to your door.
A 45-minute private consultation with your local Friendlies pharmacist.
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