QUICK LINKS Funded Services

NOTE:  Although you may be entitled to receive services and or benefits under the DVA arrangements, you must have an assessed clinical need for treatment before DVA will accept financial responsibility.  Therefore, please check your entitlement first, this can be done by contacting DVA and checking with your health provider.

Veteran Gold Card   To meet your clinical needs DVA may pay for your medical services.

Veteran White Card If you have an accepted war or service caused injury or disease, DVA may pay for your medical services that relates to your accepted condition.

Veteran Orange Card entitles you to pharmaceuticals only (prescription medicines, wound care items and nutritional supplements at a concession rate)

Medicare the basis of Australia's health care system and covers many health care costs.

Services List and links (not limited to:)

Adjustable electric beds 

Assistance dogs (include psychiatric assistance dogs)

Assistive communications devices

Assistive listening devices

Closed circuit television

Continence products

Electric mobility aids

Electric recliner chairs

Domiciliary Medical Oxygen Therapy

Complex Home Modifications including lifts

Medical Compression Garments

Positive airway pressure (PAP)

Vehicle Modifications and Driving Assessments

Services to help you at home

Residential aged care

Aged Care Support and Services

Home Care Packages and other non DVA aged Care

Help to pay for home or aged care

Aged Care Resources

Occupational therapy (mental health)

social work (mental health)

Allied health treatment cycle

Referrals are valid for up to 12 sessions of treatment or a year, whichever ends first.  View more information here:  Allied health treatment cycle DVA Link> 

Travel

make a transport booking, reimbursing travel expenses under VEA, and reimbursing travel expenses under MRCA or DRCA; a

make a transport booking, reimbursing travel expenses under VEA, and reimbursing travel expenses under MRCA or DRCA

claim travel under the RTS

Learn more here:  Travel DVA Link>

Taxi or car hire

Ambulance Transport

Commonwealth and Other Allied Veterans  you may be eligible for treatment of war caused disabilities accepted by your country of enlistment, view link for more information. 

Medical Care in Australia or Overseas DVA Link>   &  Medicare Link>

Medicare provides benefits for:

  • consultation fees for doctors, including specialists;

  • tests and examinations by doctors needed to treat illnesses, such as x-rays and pathology tests;

  • eye tests performed by optometrists;

  • most surgical and other therapeutic procedures performed by doctors;

  • some surgical procedures performed by approved dentists;

  • specific items under the Cleft Lip and Palate Scheme;

  • specific items under the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) program; and 

  • specific items for allied health services as part of the Chronic Disease Management Plan.

Medicare does not cover:

  • examinations for life insurance, superannuation or memberships for which someone else is responsible (for example, a compensation insurer, employer or government authority);

  • ambulance services (each State may vary);

  • most dental examinations and treatment;

  • most physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, eye therapy, chiropractic services, podiatry or psychology services;

  • acupuncture (unless part of a doctor's consultation);

  • glasses and contact lenses;

  • hearing aids and other appliances; and 

  • home nursing.

 

Many of these items can be covered on private health insurance general treatment (extras) policies. Most insurers will have limits on how much you can claim per service and per year.

Medicare Benefits Scheme Search>