If you have a Repatriation Health Card – For All Conditions (Gold Card), the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) will pay for your physiotherapy services, upon referral, to meet a clinical need.
If you have a Repatriation Health Card – For Specific Conditions (White Card), DVA will pay for your physiotherapy services, upon referral, to meet a clinical need that is an accepted disability, or malignant cancer, pulmonary tuberculosis, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or anxiety and depression, if DVA has accepted responsibility for the treatment of these conditions.
You must be referred to a physiotherapist who is participating in arrangements with the Repatriation Commission. The referral must come from one of the following professionals:
- An LMO (Local Medical Officer)
- A General Practitioner
- A medical specialist treating doctor in hospital discharge planner
- Another physiotherapist who has previously received a referral
The number of services you receive depends on your clinical need. Your physiotherapist will bill DVA directly for any care provided to you.