Police Health commenced on 1 August 1935 to support police and their families in times of need.

In the years since little has changed. The reasons that prompted a meeting of police employees to endorse the creation of their own fund are just as compelling now as they were then.

The original 363 members wanted peace of mind – the security of knowing that they would be fully supported if they or a family member became sick.

Today Police Health has more than 51,000 people covered under more than 20,000 policies and the membership base continues to grow as the offer to police employees is extended around Australia.

From its humble beginnings Police Health has evolved into a highly competitive and modern health fund. But the core reason for its existence remains the same – providing quality, value-for-money health care for police and their families. Many are unaware of our long history and so we present the following record.

1935 A meeting of police employees in Adelaide's City Watch House on 28 May endorses the creation of a health fund. The South Australian Police Department Employees' Hospital Fund officially begins business on 1 August with 363 members.
1938 The South Australian Commissioner of Police makes membership of the fund a condition of employment for police in South Australia.
1984 On 1 February the fund's name is changed to the South Australian Police Employees' Health Fund. Nine months later it was incorporated under the Associations Incorporations Act. The fund's membership at 30 June 1984 was 4238.
1996 Police Health is registered as a certified business name by the Office of Consumer and Business Affairs. The Fund introduces general treatment (extras) cover.
1998 The South Australian Commissioner of Police removes a condition of employment requiring serving police officers to be a member of one of Police Health's hospital tables.
1999 Police Health purchase its own building at 329 King William Street, Adelaide and moves from SAPOL Headquarters.
2001 Following many requests from police unions outside of South Australia, Police Health embarks on a program to provide its services nationally. It changes its constitution to allow employees of other States, Territories and Federal Police departments to join the fund and in December launches new products available to police employees in Northern Territory.
2002 The South Australian Police Employees' Health Fund Incorporated is registered as an Australian Registered Body.
2003 New products are launched for Queensland Police employees who are invited to join the fund.
2005 Police Health cover is offered to police in Western Australia and we purchase and moves to its new building a few doors away at 339 King William Street Adelaide.
2007 Police in Tasmania are invited to join the fund.
2009 The fund changes from an incorporated association to a company with the formation of Police Health Limited.
2010 Police Health celebrates 75 years of service.
2014 More than 51,000 people are covered by over 19,500 policies and Police Health members arguably have the highest overall customer satisfaction of any health fund.
2015 New products are launched for Victoria, New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory police employees.
2015 Police Health celebrates 80 years of service.
2016  Police Health moves to its new building located at 320 King William Street Adelaide
2016   Police Health now covers over 50,000 members of the policing community in over 20,000 policies.