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Teachers Health Fund & UniHealth FAQs

UniHealth Insurance is a sub-brand of Teachers Health Fund. It offers all the same products and services as Teachers Health Fund, and has been rebranded to appeal to university employees. UniHealth launched on 1 April 2014.

Provider agrees to offer the following options:

  • One complete pair of no gap glasses, which includes single vision, bifocal, or multifocal lenses, scratch-resistant coating, and UV protective coating; lens will be equivalent quality to the VSP Australia white label lens range;
    • A minimum of 10 adult frames and 6 children's frames must be available
  • or

  • A free pair of glasses if the member purchases their first pair of glasses outside the No Gap packages
    • The free pair of glasses includes a frame from the $149 designer range and basic single vision, hard coated, scratch resistant, and UV protective lenses.
    • The free second pair of glasses does not have to be the same prescription as the first pair, but they have to be for the same patient.

    The following discounts apply to contact lenses and lens add-ons:

    • 15% off all in store contact lenses.
    • 20% off of all lens add-ons (Examples include, but are not limited to: anti-reflective coating, high index lenses above 1.5 basic, lens tints, mirror tints, etc.).

    Please note:

    • Sunglasses without prescription (plano sunglasses) are excluded.
    • UV Coating is covered on all lenses. When entering the lenses into HiCaps, do not include UV as a line item - with or without a dollar amount.
  • Because Teachers Health Fund and UniHealth also operate optical health centres, some VSP providers are excluded if located within specified post codes.
  • If your practice name appears in the search results for Teachers Health Fund or UniHealth, you are a provider for this fund
  • If your practice displays, you are a provider for Teachers Health and UniHealth If your practice does not display, we're sorry, but you are not able to participate in Teachers Health nor UniHealth at this time due to the postcode exclusion zone(s).

If you are a VSP Provider and your practice displays in the VSP website Find an Optometrist search under Teachers Health Fund and/or Uni Health, simply follow the guidelines for administering member benefits. No further action is necessary.

Yes, as a member of the Teachers Health Fund network, the practice must display a mutually agreed upon representation of Teachers Health Fund and Uni Insurance at each location that is viewable from the outside of the store and within the store.