Physiotherapy services

Physiotherapists treat physical, respiratory and neurological conditions using techniques such as massage, manipulation and exercise.

Gold card

If you are a gold card holder, DVA will pay for your physiotherapy services, upon referral, to meet a clinical need.

White card

If you are a white card holder, DVA will pay for your physiotherapy services, upon referral, to meet a clinical need that is the result of:

  • an accepted disability
  • malignant cancer, pulmonary tuberculosis, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorder or depression, if DVA has granted treatment benefits for these conditions
    • treatment benefits for these conditions will be granted if DVA is provided with a confirmed diagnosis from a suitably quakified medical practitioner
    • treatment benefits for these conditions are granted whether or not they have een accepted as causally related to eligible VEA service

You must be referred to a physiotherapist who is registered with DVA. The referral must come from one of the following:

  • a Local Medical Officer (LMO)
  • a General Practitioner (GP)
  • a medical specialist
  • a treating doctor in hospital
  • a hospital discharge planner
  • another physiotherapist who has previously received a referral

The number of services you receive depends on your clinical need.

DVA has a fact sheet HSV19 which describes how you can access physiotherapy services, if your doctor thinks it clinically necessary.

If you have any questions regarding physiotherapy services and need assistance click here for 'Help!' or to give us a call

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