Veterans’ Health Care

Veterans’ Health Care

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) provides specialised healthcare resources separately funded from Medicare to address the unique needs of veterans who have served in or are transitioning from the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

Veterans are people who have served a single full-time day of service in the ADF. They are eligible to hold a Veteran Card and gain access to personalised health services funded by the DVA. These services include annual health checks, mental health services, case coordination, counselling, and home care.

It’s important to note that Veteran Cards offer varying levels of coverage. Primary care providers must obtain prior approval from the DVA for treatments not listed on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).

Narangba Station Medical Station offers medical assessments and health care to veterans holding a Veteran Card.


Health Care Services

Mental Health Care

ADF veterans with at least one day of full-time service are entitled to lifelong DVA-funded mental health care, covering GP visits, psychologists, psychiatrists, treatment programs, and inpatient care. Open Arms, the DVA's national counselling service, is available to veterans and their families, offering free counselling, group programs, peer support, crisis accommodation, suicide prevention, and training without the need for a referral.

Allied Health and Home Care

For those with accepted claims, DVA funds allied health visits in cycles of 12, extendable as necessary. Older veterans with Gold or White Cards can access community nursing and Veterans’ Home Care for various services. DVA also funds rehabilitation aids and products, with GPs able to make referrals.

Coordinated Veterans’ Care Program

Initially for Gold Card holders with complex conditions, the Coordinated Veterans’ Care program now covers White Card holders with mental health claims, funding coordinated care through general practices. The CVC program focuses on identifying veterans' needs, facilitating access, and establishing effective links to required support.

Impairment Assessments

If you served:

  • Before 1 July 2004, compensation may be available under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA) or the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-Related Claims) Act 1988 (DRCA), or both Acts, depending on your time, type, and length of service.
  • Before and after 1 July 2004, compensation may be available under the VEA, DRCA, and/or MRCA.
  • After 30 June 2004, compensation may be available under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA).

Coordinated Veterans’ Care Program

Veteran health

Introduced in 2019, the Annual Veteran Health Check offers a comprehensive health assessment for individuals who transitioned out of the ADF from 1 July 2019. This service is available every year for five years following discharge.

The One-off Veteran Health Check is available to non-Veteran Card holders and can be used any time after transitioning out of the ADF.

If you’re a veteran looking for medical assessments and health care services, the doctors at Narangba Station Medical Centre are here to help. Contact our friendly staff today.

Call us or book your appointment online

Bookings can be made online using our easy to use booking platform with AutoMed Systems. If you prefer to speak with our team, you can call us on 07 3521 4333.

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