Department of Veteran Affairs Physiotherapy Services

Physiotherapists at Sydney Physio Clinic are qualified in assessing and treating DVA physiotherapy patients. Patients covered under the Department of Veterans Affairs Scheme. Sydney Physio Clinic’s physiotherapists are trained to treat within the DVA environment. With Department of Veterans Affairs physiotherapy services at Sydney Physio Clinic, the focus is on achieving a safe and durable management of musculoskeletal conditions. Improving both a patients function and pain levels minimising the impact of any complaints.


What Happens On Your First Visit?

  • We will assesses your need for physiotherapy and prepare and discuss a care plan with you.
  • We require you to sign and take a copy of a service voucher with your name, file number, date of treatment, and item number on it at the completion of your initial and any subsequent visit.
  • No need to pay. Sydney Physio Clinic will bill Department of Veterans Affairs directly.

Who Is Eligible For Department Of Veteran Affairs Physiotherapy?

If you have a Repatriation Health Card – For All Conditions (Gold Card), the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) will fund physiotherapy services available through DVA arrangements that meet your clinical needs. For information about eligibility and use of the Gold Card, please see DVA Factsheets HSV59 and HSV60.

If you have a Repatriation Health Card – For Specific Conditions (White Card), DVA will fund physiotherapy services provided under DVA arrangements, (if they are required). Services required because of an accepted war or service caused injury or disease. For more information about the White Card, please see DVA Factsheet HSV61.

Note: Allied veterans are eligible for treatment of war caused disabilities accepted by the entitled person’s home country. Please refer to DVA Factsheet HSV62 for specific
information on the services available.


How Do I Access DVA Physiotherapy Services?

You must be referred to a physiotherapist who is able to provide services under the Medicare Benefits Scheme. A referral can be issued by:

  • Local Medical Officer (LMO)
  • General Practitioner
  • Medical specialist
  • Treating doctor in hospital
  • Hospital discharge planner
  • Physiotherapist with a current referral

A referral remains active for twelve months from the date of referral. Referral dates cannot overlap from one twelve month period to the next. The number of services you receive depends on your clinical need.
Please advise us if another physiotherapist or chiropractor has provided you with treatment during the previous twelve months. 


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Sydney Physio Clinic

We provide professional physiotherapy treatments, whether it's sports injuries or chronic pain, our Sydney Physio Clinic on Macquarie Street Sydney & Randwick offers holistic care to ensure optimal recovery and long-term results.


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