Yes, under certain conditions. To be eligible, you will need to hold a DVA Health Card issued by DVA, or have written authorisation on behalf of the Repatriation Commiission or the MRCC.
DVA Gold Card Holders are entitled to access physiotherapy provided they have a referral from a GP, Medical Specialist or Hospital Discharge Planner. Referrals remain active for twelve months from the date of referral and referral dates cannot overlap from one twelve month period to the next. Your physiotherapist is responsible for determining the type, number and frequency of treatments provided. This determination must be based on your clinical needs and be part of a treatment plan agreed upon by you, which includes the anticipated type and frequency of treatments and the goals expected of the treatment.
This care will be delivered in consultation with your GP or medical specialist, where appropriate. Under these conditions, physiotherapy is provided at no extra cost to you. If you are a DVA white card holder or reside in a residential aged care facility, further conditions apply. Your GP will be able to determine your eligibility, and provide further information. It is essential that you bring your DVA Health Card to all appointments, and your GP referral to your initial Physiotherapy consult.
If you have any questions, you can visit the DVA website, view the DVA factsheets, or call DVA general enquires on:
133 254 (metropolitan callers) or
1800 555 254 (regional callers)
You may also email DVA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions regarding our Physiotherapy service, you may also contact us directly.