Veteran Health Services
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs offers comprehensive health checks with a GP to all former Defence members. The service provides an opportunity to access early intervention care and appropriate referrals when you need it.
You are eligible for a One-off Veterans’ Health Check if you:
- are a former member of the Australian Defence Force (ADF), including reservists, with at least one day of continuous full-time service (CFTS)
- transitioned out of the ADF at any time.
You are eligible for the Annual Veterans’ Health Check if you:
- are a former member of the ADF, including reservists, with at least
one day of continuous full-time service (CFTS)
- transitioned out of the ADF from 1 July 2019.
If you use your Veteran Card, there will be no charge to you.
Veterans who hold a Veteran Gold Card are eligible for clinical treatments within Australia for all medical conditions. Medical treatment is often free if you see a provider who accepts your Veteran Gold Card.
The Veteran White Card covers you for clinically required medical treatment in Australia for your accepted service-related injuries or conditions. It may also cover treatment for mental health conditions, cancer (malignant neoplasm) and pulmonary tuberculosis, if you meet the eligibility criteria for treatment for these conditions.
The Veteran Orange Card gives you access to prescription medicines, wound care items and nutritional supplements at a concession rate. This card cannot be used for medical or other healthcare treatment.