Your health is everything and it’s important to stay on top of it. Being at your best and enjoying a longer, healthier and happier life means taking action.
After you have left the Australian Defence Force (ADF), you can access a comprehensive health assessment from your GP to track how you are going.
This assessment has been designed specifically for you. It can help your GP identify the early onset of any physical or mental health conditions you may be experiencing and provide treatment or refer you to other services, if you need it.
Are you eligible?
The assessment is available to all former serving personnel. This includes those who have left the permanent force and are now in the Reserves, and those who have left the Reserves.
There are no time restrictions for accessing this one-off assessment.
DVA will fund the assessment through the usual DVA health card arrangements. If you’re not a DVA client, a Medicare rebate is available. Your GP may decide to bulk bill the assessment at no cost to you. If your GP charges a fee that is higher than the rebate, you will need to pay for the gap.
Talk to your GP, tell them you have served in the ADF and ask them about this health assessment.