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Veterans Health Centre

70 Hall St, Sherwood, QLD

Fax: (07) 3036 5846

DVA Claims.

Permanent Impairment.

Healthcare.

Veterans Health Centre was founded as Australia’s premier Medicolegal and Healthcare Clinic for Australian Veterans and their families.

We are 100% owned and operated by ADF Veterans.

We have been in operation since 2019, and in that time helped hundreds of Veterans with:

  • DVA Claims
  • Permanent Impairment Assessments
  • Structured Healthcare.

Our aim is to help ADF Veterans to navigate the nuances of submitting DVA Claims, assessing Permanent Impairment, and obtaining quality and structured healthcare after leaving the Australian Defence Force.

VHC is managed by Dr Thomas Perkins (FRACGP MBBS BEng GAICD MCSE) – Dr Perkins joined the Air Force in 1996 as an Engineer, and in the last 25 years has worked as an Engineering Officer, Medical Officer and Contracted Health Professional to the ADF before leaving to start the Veterans Health Centre in 2019.

Dr Perkins has also worked for DVA as a Contracted Medical Assessor, providing opinions on DVA claim diagnoses, as well as allocation of impairment points under VEA and DRCA.

We have assisted 800 Veterans so far, in navigating the complexities of DVA, providing healthcare, and most importantly, understanding of the Veteran experience and healthcare needs.

DVA Claims – Detail

Permanent Impairment – Detail

Diagnostic Impairment – Detail

Healthcare – Detail

Latest Articles

DVA and Mefloquine

A paper describing the current position of DVA regarding Mefloquine and Tafenoquine Concerns have been raised about links between the antimalarial medications, mefloquine and tafenoquine, and adverse health effects. What is malaria?   Malaria is a deadly disease...

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How to Obtain your ADF Medical Records

How to Obtain your ADF Medical Records

Former Members of the Australian Defence Force can obtain their medical records via requesting them from Defence Records in Canberra Access to service records How you access your service records will depend on the type and age of the records. Some records are held by...

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DVA Mefloquine Tafenoquine Health Checks

Veterans Health Centre has partnered with BUPA and DVA to provide health assessments for Veterans who are concerned about their exposure to Anti-Malarial medications Mefloquine and Tafenoquine used in Timor-Leste in the early 2000s. The Department of Veterans' Affairs...

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Tinnitus Scoring – the Nuances

There is something to be aware of when assessing theseverity of Tinnitus, in that there is a potential disconnect between the scoring systems used by Medical Professionals - Doctors, Audiologists  vs the scoring system used by DVA. Lets examine the...

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Permanent Impairment Assessment – 9 Nov 20

We completed a 9 claim Permenent Impairment Assessment today. Done over multiple sessions, with some fairly complex interplay and nuances with the conditions, we completed this over a 2 week timeframe, in slow time as to get the details all correct. 

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DVA Claims Caddy

DVA Claims Caddy is a fully turn-key service, that enables you to find all the claims available in your medical chart, at a low cost and with no effort.  Details of this service are at https://vhc.org.au/dva-claims-caddy. WIth this service, we take the time to trawl...

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Update – 12 Sep 20

Update – 12 Sep 20

Today we were visited by a 12 month post ADF discharge Veteran for a Veterans Health Check and setup of his basic healthcare needs. We focussed on his mental health in this consult, with a view to setting up his mental health care plan, support services including...

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Update – 11 Sep 20

Update – 11 Sep 20

Today we saw an elderly Gold Card Vietnam Veteran for takeover of his healthcare, and ongoing checkups and organisation of age-appropriate screening and vaccinations, after initially meeting him for the first time a week ago. In that time we have sorted out routine...

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Update – 10 Sep 2020

Update – 10 Sep 2020

Today we met a young female ADF veteran, recently discharged. We completed her Veterans Health Check, did her GP Management Plan, her Team Care Arrangement (useful Medicare tools to organise healthcare), did her referrals and added two extra DVA claims in on her DVA...

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Update – 9 Sep 2020

Update – 9 Sep 2020

Today we helped a currently serving ADF Member who is is the process of discharging from the ADF. Over the course of an hour, we worked through a lengthy history, completed 9 DVA Diagnosis forms to assist with his DVA claims, worked through some possible claims that...

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Update – 5 Sep 2020

Update – 5 Sep 2020

Today I completed a MAMMOTH 28 claim Permanent Impairment Assessment for a young Veteran who was medically discharged. This took 2 days of taking a history, examining, assessing investigations, measuring ranges of motion and grip strength, and integrating all of this...

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DVA’s guides to assess compensation

DVA’s guides to assess compensation

DVA's guides to assess compensation Courtesy of https://www.dva.gov.au/financial-support/compensation-claims/laws-cover-claims/our-guides-assess-compensation This page provides a brief explanation of the legislative instruments used to assess the degree of incapacity...

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