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Medical & Hospitals
Hospitals for Veterans Australia wide
DVA delivered hospital based care
Hospitals supporting Veteran PTSD Recovery
SA Veteran PTSD Recovery Jamie Larcombe
NSW St John of God Richmond Hospital
DVA Community Nursing Program
DVA funds community nursing (CN) services in the client's home. The program supports independent living, sustained wellbeing and community participation. DVA Approved services fall under Community Nursing and is applicable to individuals who are a part of the Australian Defence Force, Australian Federal Police and War Veterans with an assessed clinical need.
Veteran Gold Card
Veteran White Card if the care is due to an accepted service related injury or condition
Contact DVA to determine if you can receive CN services before providing care to the client.
DVA Medicine subsidy
Did you know?
DVA considers funding medicinal cannabis on a case by case basis in accordance with DVA’s medicinal cannabis policy framework. A treating doctor is able to make a submission to DVA to fund Medicinal Cannabis, on a veteran’s behalf.
DVA will decline funding for medicinal cannabis when:
The submission is for a mental health condition.
There are scientific findings that the treatment may not be effective or safe.
DVA card eligibility criteria is not met.
The treating medical specialist relevant to the medical condition being treated has not provided written assessment and support for the medicinal cannabis to be prescribed.
The medicinal cannabis product being prescribed is to be compounded by a pharmacy and does not have a TGA approval for the product.
The Department of Veterans' Affairs has developed the Veterans' Medicines Advice and Therapeutics Education Services (Veterans' MATES) project with the aim of improving the use of medicines and related health services in the veteran community.
Medical Costs Finder Calculator
Search for medical services, specialities or MBS items. You can also browse the list of procedures, specialties, and services to find what you are looking for. Helpful information is available on each page so you can get the most out of this tool.
Who the Medical Costs Finder is for: The website is best suited to patients who:
Have private health insurance
Receive specialist medical services in a private setting.
The Medical Costs Finder is managed by the Department of Health and Aged Care.
If military service exposed you to dangerous substances, you can have a health test and may be able to claim healthcare costs.
Subsidy for nutritional supplements for eligible veterans and war widow(er)s.
A dietitian can recommend an eligible Veteran and war widow(er)s nutritional supplements to be subsidised by DVA, on an individual basis, if the supplements are clinically necessary to support your accepted condition. The Dietician sends their recommendation to your GP and to the Veterans’ Affairs Pharmaceutical Advisory Centre (VAPAC), for prior approval. Then the approved prescription is provided to you at your pharmacy as a subsidy.
NOTE: DVA States on the D9165 form: "The quantity approved is 1 month’s supply. Repeats may be granted in line with the patient’s needs and stability of treatment to a maximum of 5. It is a requirement that the patient be re-assessed by a Dietitian after 6 months to determine their ongoing need, and tolerance of the chosen supplement."
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression. This treatment for depression involves delivering repetitive magnetic pulses, so it's called repetitive TMS or rTMS.
MBS items 14216, 14217, 14219 and 14220 will provide funding for the delivery of rTMS treatment to DVA clients with diagnosed medication-resistant major depressive disorder. Seek advice from your Psychiatrist or seek a Psychiatrist via the link to TMS Australia whom can claim the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items for any Veteran Card holder accessing and are entitled for rTMS services.
State/Territory Based Medical Advice (link to each individual State/Territory)
ACT Hospital & Health List
NT Hospital & Health List
QLD Hospital & Health List
NSW Hospital & Health List
SA Hospital & Health List
TAS Hospital & Health List
VIC Hospital & Health List
WA Hospital & Health List
Australian Private Hospitals in Australia listing
DVA Services Links
Services covered by Veteran Cards – Gold & White
What a DVA health card covers for full details about card entitlements.
A Veteran Card – Gold or White covers:
for all conditions, if the patient holds a Veteran Gold Card
for specific, accepted conditions only, if the patient holds a Veteran White Card.
Practitioner search near you
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is the organisation responsible for the implementation of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme across Australia.Ahpra keeps a list of every health practitioner who is registered to practise in Australia in the professions below: The list is called the ‘Register of practitioners’. When a health practitioner’s name appears on the list, you know that they are allowed to practise. Sometimes a registered practitioner has a type of registration or conditions that limit what they can do. This information is also published on the list.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice
Medical practice (doctors)
Medical radiation practice
You can also contact your GP for a Mental Health Plan.
Check your eligibility here: mental health treatment plan
You can find a Health professional here:
What does Medicare Cover me and or my family outside of DVA?