The Department of Veterans Affairs allows some individuals to have access to ongoing podiatry care at no cost to the individual if they have a Repatriation Health Card.
At Performance Podiatry, we provide routine maintenance, physical therapy, biomechanical evaluation, footwear prescription and modification, as well as most of our other services to clients covered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
If you have a Repatriation Health Card For All Conditions (Gold Card), the Department of Veterans Affairs will pay for podiatry services that are available through the DVA scheme. If you have a Repatriation Health Card For Specific Conditions (White Card), the Department of Veterans Affairs will pay for podiatry services that are required because of an approved war or service – related injury or disease. If a white card has been issued for
- Malignant Neoplasia (cancer)
- Pulmonary Tuberculosis
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Anxiety and/or Depression whether service-caused or not
Prior to treatment you will need a current DVA referral (D904) from your General Practitioner to see the podiatrist. This needs to be brought into the clinic or the treatment cannot be claimed and full payment will need to be made. A DVA referral from your GP is valid for 1 year and can be renewed annually.