Department of Veteran's affairs (DVA)
Spine & Sports Centre is Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) affiliated. Chiropractic, Physiotherapy and Podiatry services are all eligible under DVA health care card.
Am I eligible?
If you have a Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) Health Card - All Conditions (Gold) or Totally & Permanently Incapacitated (Gold), DVA will pay for clinically required chiropractic, physiotherapy and podiatry services.
If you have a DVA Health Card - Specific Conditions (White), DVA will pay for clinically required chiropractic, physiotherapy and podiatry services, available through DVA arrangements, if they are required because of an accepted war or service caused injury or disease.
How do I access this service?
A referral can be issued by a:
- Local Medical Officer (LMO) / General Practitioner (GP)
- Medical specialist
- Treating doctor in hospital
- Hospital discharge planner, or
- Physiotherapist, Chiropractor or Podiatrist with a current referral.
Referrals remain active for 12 months, and cannot overlap from one 12 month period to the next.
Do I need to pay for treatment?
No, Spine and Sports Centre will bill DVA directly for any care provided to you if the service is provided under DVA arrangements.