DVA Information

DVA Dept of Veterans AffairsDVA funds all health services, provided under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA), the Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRCA) and the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA), necessary to meet a clinical need for Gold Card holders. For White Card holders, DVA will fund those services required because of their accepted war caused or service related condition(s). DVA funds a range of health services that are clinically required to treat your particular health conditions.

General medical services are usually delivered via your GP.

However your GP, treating hospital doctor, or hospital discharge planner may also refer you to a qualified specialist practitioner for specialist medical treatment of your accepted conditions.

Active Wellness Centre can provide chiropractic treatment of musculo-skeletal dysfunction, exercise physiology to help you manage chronic disease or to assist you following an episode of major injury or illness, psychology services to assist your management of minor interpersonal problems to more severe conditions such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

More information is available through the DVA website.
The D0904 Form can be downloaded here.

Assistance Managing Medications and Health Conditions (Veterans’ MATES)

You can access comprehensive information about a range of health issues through the Veterans’ MATES programme. This programme was designed to help you and your treating general practitioner and pharmacists to manage common medical conditions.

Information is also available to other heath professionals, for example directors of care at residential aged care facilities. The Veterans’ MATES programme aims to improve the health care of veterans and war widows through quality use of medicines and better use of health services.

More information is available through your general practitioner, pharmacist or through the Veterans’ MATES website.

Price List

Rebates available for Remedial Massage, Exercise Physiology, Chiropractic and Psychology with some Health Funds depending on your level of coverage.

Service

Duration

Price

Chiropractic Therapy

Chiropractic Initial 45 mins $97 Student/Pensioner
$86
Chiropractic follow-up $56 $50
E.P.C.  (Enhanced Primary Care Plan) No Gap
(Medicare Bulk Bill)

Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage extended 80-85 mins $110
Remedial Massage long 50-55 mins $85
Remedial Massage short 25-30 mins $60

General Wellbeing

Health Consultation: Health review/wellness coaching 30 mins $60
Wellness Program 3 sessions $195
Personal Training (At home, outdoors or studio) 30-40 mins $60
 Exercise Program Initial  (includes In house show through) $90
Exercise Program follow up show through session (after Initial) $60
E.P.C. with Accredited Exercise Physiologist              No Gap
(Medicare Bulk Bill)

Mental Health

Psychology with Margaret Vanags 60 mins $105
Mental Health Care Plan 60 mins

No Gap
(Medicare Bulk Bill)

For more information on Medicare please visit the Medicare page.

For more information on referrals please visit the referrals page.

Referrals

Appointments for most Active Wellness Centre services do not require a referral from a GP or specialist. However, a current Enhanced Primary Care Plan (EPC) from your GP is required for appointments under Medicare. Medicare Care Plan services are currently available for Exercise Physiology, Chiropractic and Psychology (Counselling) and our practitioners do not charge a gap fee.

Should you hold a current DVA Gold Card, you may ask your GP to refer you to our practitioners for Exercise Physiology, Chiropractic and Psychology services.

If you are eligible for treatments under WorkCover as a result of a work injury, your GP may refer you for treatments for Remedial Massage, Exercise Physiology, Chiropractic and Psychology.

Your GP may also refer you for these services if you have a current Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Insurance claim.

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