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What is Allied Health?

Allied health professionals provide necessary care for people of all ages, when working with the veteran population they provide access to care for veteran-specific ailments. 

Many veterans return home with debilitating physical and mental conditions that prevent them from being able to fully reintegrate into their community. Allied health practitioners help with rehabilitation of these injuries, recuperation and reenabling veterans to live strong healthy lives. 

Allied health professionals have a range of skills and veterans are able to access a combination of services that suit their unique health requirements. This can range from customised exercise programs, mental health support, occupational aides and therapy, physiotherapy and many more. 

What can Allied Health help with?

Allied Health professionals are able to help with a wide range of conditions where they are deemed clinically necessary. It will vary from person to person and will be assessed by the clinician. For example – A veteran might have a knee injury and once assessed will be able to access physiotherapy for acute pain and exercise physiology for maintenance and exercise prescription.

Why would I need Allied Health?

The need for allied health services is varied and likely that a veteran will discover a professional that can assist them with a variety of ailments. Find out more about specific types of allied health services below.

Who can access Allied Health services?

Veterans who have a Gold Card and there is clinical relevance for the treatment are able to access the full range of allied health services that are funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

White Cards with Accepted Conditions will be able to access services that have been deemed clinically necessary for their specific conditions. 

Non-Liability Mental Health White Cards may need to have a referral for specific conditions from a psychologist and general practitioner for specific conditions.

Get connected to Allied Health services

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Viewing Your Accepted Conditions

The following steps will help view the accepted conditions of your DVA white card via the MyGov website.

Step 1:

Go to https://my.gov.au

Sign in to your myGov account using your Username and Password.

You can sign in to myGov using the following:

  • Your username (Your myGov username has 2 letters and 6 numbers. For example XY123456)
  • Your email address used to create your account
  • Your mobile number (if you have enabled this option)

After entering your login details you may be required to provide a one-time access code.

  • A one-time use code is sent by SMS to your mobile phone.

If you do not have a myGov account, you can create one by selecting Create myGov account on the myGov sign-in page.

Sign-in using the MyGov login page

Step 2:

Once you have logged into your account scroll down until you see the heading ‘Your Services’.

Your Services lists the government programs you access that offer online services through myGov. You should see ‘Department of Veteran Affairs’ listed here.

Select ‘Department of Veteran Affairs’.

If you do not see Department of Veteran Affairs listed you will have to link this service to your account (See the video below).

You can do this by selecting Link another service.

Select the DVA tile

Step 3:

This is your Department of Veterans’ Affairs My Service Home Page.

My Service allows you to access DVA services online such as:

  • Access support for a service-related condition or injury
  • Access your digital DVA Veteran Card
  • Lodge and track the status of your claims

Look in the middle column titled Claims.

Select Accepted Conditions.

Select Accepted Conditions from the Claims Menu

Step 4:

This page shows your digital DVA Veteran Card.

You will see information such as your Card NumberExpiryCard Type and the Conditions listed on your card.

Select the Conditions Listed drop-down menu to view the conditions listed on your card.

Step 5:

Select Print this Page in the top right-hand corner of the page to download your digital DVA Card as a PDF.

Alternatively, if accessing this on your mobile phone you can take a screenshot of this page. Depending on your phone you can:

  • Press the Side button and the Volume up button at the same time (iPhone)
  • Press the Power and Volume Down buttons at the same time

 

Video on how to log on and link my service: