Forefront Physiotherapy Geelong welcomes Department of Veterans Affair (DVA) patients. Here is all you need to know about the DVA treatment process:
What is DVA Physiotherapy?
Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) physiotherapy provides treatment for eligible DVA members. If you are a current or former serving member of the Australian defence force, you may be eligible for pensions or benefits from the DVA. These benefits may also apply if you are the spouse, widow, or child of an eligible DVA member or veteran.
Who qualifies for DVA Physiotherapy?
Under the DVA benefits scheme, eligible clients can access physiotherapy treatment. If you are a DVA Gold Card holder, the DVA will pay for physiotherapy services to meet your clinical needs. For DVA White Card holders, the DVA will pay for physiotherapy services if they are required due to an accepted war or service caused injury or disease.
Do I need a referral?
Yes. Eligible clients need a physiotherapy referral through their General Practitioner, medical specialist, treating doctor in hospital, hospital discharge planner, or another physiotherapist with a current referral.
Do I need to pay for DVA Physiotherapy?
If you are an eligible DVA card holder, Forefront Physiotherapy Geelong directly bills DVA for services. You will not need to pay a gap payment for DVA Physiotherapy.
What do I need to bring to my appointment?
A DVA Gold or White Card and a current referral for physiotherapy.
Please contact our friendly team at Forefront Physiotherapy Geelong for any questions related to DVA benefits or to book your next appointment.