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Department of Veteran Affiars

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Our friendly Healthy Balance staff will answer any questions you may have about the referral process or allied health services.

Allied Health Care for Veterans

Healthy Balance has been a provider of allied health services to the veteran community since 2014 and is proud to provide allied health in-home care to eligible ex-service Australians and war widows/widowers and dependants through the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) program.

All Healthy Balance allied health professionals are registered with the Department of Human Services and are registered to provide health services to entitled persons under DVA and the Coordinated Veterans’ Care (CVC) program.

Services

Our passionate allied health team take a patient centred approach to support the individual needs of the veteran. Some of the services available under the DVA program include:

  • Dietitian – Provide food and nutrition advice to help you prevent and treat illness and disease through an understanding of the relationship between food and health.
  • Physiotherapy – Help you regain movement and reduce pain through the use of manual therapies, exercise programs and other techniques.
  • Occupational Therapy – ¬†Assess and advise you on ways to make the home environment safer and more comfortable. This can include home modifications and equipment advice to improve daily living.
  • Podiatry – Specialise in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders, medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs.
  • Speech Pathology – Specialise in helping patients with speech, swallowing, eating and communication difficulties.
  • Exercise Physiology – ¬†Specialise in helping prevent and manage injuries, mobility, balance and chronic diseases.

Eligibility

To be eligible for an allied health consultation you must hold a Gold DVA health card or white DVA health card (prior approval and specific condition) treatment.

If you are an entitled veteran with a chronic condition(s) and require treatment, please discuss your needs with your doctor to obtain a D904 or referral letter.

Payment

DVA Health Cards (Gold and White – for specific conditions) are accepted as payment upon a GP referral.

Patient Referral

If you are a veteran or are aware of a veteran that may require allied health support, please contact us or refer a patient now