CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT
To Our Defence Force Personnel Past & Present
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR GREAT NATION.
If you have a DVA Gold Card or Totally & Permanently Incapacitated (Gold), DVA will pay for medical services, available through DVA arrangements, to meet your clinical needs.
If you have a DVA White Card, DVA will pay for medical services provided through DVA arrangements, if they are required because of an accepted war or service caused injury or disease.
You can contact us directly to receive medical treatment. Please ensure you bring your DVA Gold or White Card with you when you visit and present it Reception staff on arrival.
Your doctor can arrange for you to receive services from a medical specialist by providing you with a referral. Please ensure you take your DVA Gold or White Card with you when you visit your medical specialist and present it at the commencement of your appointment.
The doctor or medical specialist will assess your clinical need, provide advice, treatment, a medication review, a prescription and/or a referral to another health care provider as appropriate. The doctor or medical specialist will provide you with a copy of the treatment record for your reference. Your doctor will submit treatment records to DVA electronically.
Where clinically required your doctor can:
provide necessary prescriptions and referrals
conduct regular reviews of your medication and treatment
coordinate all your health services
prepare a health care plan, health assessment or case conference for you under certain conditions.
Generally, the only medical services your doctor may arrange or provide for you are those listed on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).
Where clinically required, your doctor may refer you for:
Allied Health treatment such as physiotherapy, diabetes education or podiatry
medical specialist treatment such as cardiology or hearing services.
Your doctor will bill DVA directly for any treatment provided to you, this represents the full fee for the service provided so there is no out of pocket expense for you.
Call us today for an appointment.