Veteran Health Checks

Veteran Health Checks

All Australian Defence Force (ADF) members who transition on or after 1 July 2019, and served at least one day’s continuous full-time service, can access a comprehensive fully-funded health assessment from their GP each year for the first five years following transition.

21 October 2020

All Australian Defence Force (ADF) members who transition on or after 1 July 2019, and served at least one day’s continuous full-time service, can access a comprehensive fully-funded health assessment from their General Practitioner (GP) each year for the first five years following transition.

If you transitioned from the ADF prior to 1 July 2019, you can access a one-off comprehensive Veteran Health Check (also known as the one-off ADF post-discharge health assessment) from your GP at any time after you transition. A Medicare rebate is available. 

The Veteran Health Check is designed for veterans and can be accessed through your community or family GP. It can assist you and your GP to identify and address the onset of physical and mental health conditions common in the years following transition, and organise for early and targeted referrals and access to DVA services and programs. You will need your DVA Health Card to access the annual Veteran Health Check. Make sure to check that your GP accepts DVA Health Cards when making an appointment. 

To find out more, including how to apply for your DVA Health Card, please visit the Veteran healthcare cards page.

Watch our Youtube video to learn more about Veteran Health Checks.

For more information, please visit the Veteran Health Check page. 

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