If you have a Repatriation Health Card – For All Conditions (Gold Card), the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) will pay for your physiotherapy services, upon referral, to meet a clinical need.
If you have a Repatriation Health Card – For Specific Conditions (White Card), DVA will pay for your physiotherapy services, upon referral, to meet a clinical need that is an accepted disability, or malignant cancer, pulmonary tuberculosis, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or anxiety and depression, if DVA has accepted responsibility for the treatment of these conditions.
How do I get access to this service?
You must be referred to a physiotherapist who is participating in arrangements with the Repatriation Commission. The referral must come from one of the following professionals:
– a Local Medical Officer (LMO) – a General Practitioner – a medical specialista treating doctor in hospitala hospital discharge planner – another physiotherapist who has previously received a referral.
How many services can I have?
The number of services you receive depends on your clinical need.
Do I need to pay?
No. Your physiotherapist will bill DVA directly for any care provided to you.
*All information provided by Department of Veteran Affairs website