Free WorkerHealth Checks for
As of September 1st 2010, WorkerHealth Checks are free for everyone.
How to apply for your free WorkerHealth Checks:
Go to the WorkHealth website and fill out the online application form.
Click here to download the WorkerHealth Check Application Form.
Endorsed Service Provider Code: 1032
In section 4 enter the SCHS PROMOTIONAL CODE which is: 1032
Fax to: 03 9641 1952
Or mail to:
GPO Box 4306
Melbourne VIC 3001
Why Sunraysia Community Health Services (SCHS)?
SCHS are endorsed service providers of the WorkerHealth Checks program. Service providers have been endorsed based on their ability and experience in providing high quality health check services to employers. To become endorsed, service providers are requried to demonstrate their level of accreditation and qualifications, as well as the experience of key personnel.
All endorsed service providers are required to complete a competency based training program developed for WorkHealth and delivered in partnership with RMIT University.
Service providers will be endorsed for a set period of two years. During this time, providers will be monitored to ensure the service delivery standards set by WorkSafe are consistently met.
What will a WorkerHealth Check cost?
From the 1st September 2010, WorkerHealth Checks are free for everyone.
Organisations with an annual remuneration of less than $10m will receive full reimbursement for the cost of the WorkHealth checks, meaning they are free. There will be no out of pocket expenses for your organisation.
Organisations with an annual remuneration of over $10m will also receive full reimbursement for the cost of the WorkHealth checks, meaning they are free. There will be no out of pocket expenses for your organisation.
We will provide marketing and promotional support free of cost to maximize participation in your workplace.
Being a local service provider we can provide a truly local service to your employees. We understand local issues and have a thorough knowledge of, and we are the largest public provider of support services in the region.
We are leaders in the implementation of tailored workplace wellness sessions which may be utilised after your WorkerHealth Checks.
What's involved in a WorkerHealth Check?
The 20 minute WorkerHealth Check includes:
Self Assessment Questionnaire
Type II Diabetes Risk Assessment
Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment (over 45 years old)
Individual Results Booklet
Company Statistical Report for organisations providing 50 or more WorkerHealth Checks
Which Employers Are Eligible
Pay a premium under a WorkSafe Injury Insurance Policy
Are approved by WorkSafe as a Self Insurer
Are registered in a jurisdiction other than Victoria, but have a WorkSafe Injury Insurance Policy or are self insurers (eligible on behalf of workers in their Victorian operation only)
You are not eligible if...
Unable to take out WorkSafe Injury Insurance Policy
Are a government agency or business entity which is registered with Comcare
An employer, government agency or business enity operating wholly outside of the State of Victoria
What if we have already had WorkerHealth Checks?
Workplace grants are available to employers who have already offered WorkerHealth Checks to the majority of workers in the last two years - as a foundation for ongoing workplace health promotion activities.
Workplace health promotion grants are one-off funding opportunities for employers to build or expand programs that promote worker health and encourage healthy behaviours in the workplace.
SCHS can assist employers with their application for the grant and provide corporate wellness solutions that meet the grant guidelines.
The WorkHealth program will fund workplace health promotion activities that:
encourage healthy behaviours and improve the health and well-being of people at work; and
create a supportive work environment that makes healthy choices easy for workers and encourages them to maintain healthy behaviours in the future
To be eligible to apply for a workplace grant, you must:
Have offered WorkerHealth Checks to the majority of your workers in the past two years
Be a Victorian business or have Victorian based operations
Pay a WorkSafe Injury Insurance premium or be an approved WorkSafe self-insurer
Successful workplace health promotions programs are designed around the needs of workers and the goals of the business - so no two programs will be the same. To develop a program an employer may be guided by workforce needs or potentially informed by previous health checks which flag health risks.
Workplace Health Promotion Grant Guidelines –link
Workplace Health Promotion Grant Application Form - link
NB: On your application form, indicate Sunraysia Community Health Services as your selected Endorsed Provider- Code 1032
Forms to be sent to:-
GPO Box 4306
Melbourne Vic 3001