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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Veterans with chronic health conditions may be eligible for funding from The Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) for allied health services.

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Veterans should speak to their General Practitioner to discuss whether their health condition(s) entitles them to a DVA referral.

 

The aim of DVA funded Exercise Physiology is to:

  • assess the entitled person and design an individualised exercise program that addresses their referred clinical condition
  • provide the entitled person with the skills to manage the exercise component of their treatment on their own, through exercise.

An Accredited Exercise Physiologist can treat a DVA entitled person who has both :

 

  • a referral from their medical practitioner, medical specialist or hospital discharge planner which includes a diagnosis informing of the patient’s condition requiring clinically necessary treatment
  • Gold Card for all conditions or a White Card where the referral for treatment is for a war caused or service related condition accepted by DVA.

 

Further information about DVA funded allied health service can be found on the Department of Veterans Affairs website.