Are you a Newcastle veteran recently discharged from the ADF due to illness or injury acquired during service? If so, you deserve the very best veterans health care in Newcastle, something Veterans Health Centre (VHC) excels at providing.
Following his departure from the ADF, Dr Thomas Perkins recognised the need for a renewed approach to veterans health care. Subsequently, in 2019 VHC was opened to deliver unmatched care to our deserving veterans.
Dr Perkins is not the only ex-ADF team member, VHC is staffed by several ex-servicemen and women who deeply understand the challenges faced when adjusting to life outside of service. They also understand that these challenges, compounded with the stress caused by dealing with the DVA are counterintuitive to a veteran’s recovery.
This is why we offer a combination of care aimed at both supporting your recovery and eliminating DVA issues. It’s tailored, genuine care for veterans when they need it most.
If a considered and well-balanced approach to your veterans health care in Newcastle is important to you, then VHC is your ideal match. We plan your care holistically to incorporate so much more than just the clinical aspects of physical and mental health.
We also offer comprehensive handling of DVA claims completion and submission. In doing so, we hope to ease the distress and uncertainty linked with the claims process. This gives veterans the best chance of focusing on what matter most – their recovery.
Having seen how the DVA claims process can negatively impact our patient’s recoveries we decided to make DVA claims a component of our care. We handle DVA required assessments, all paperwork, the sourcing of supporting documents and final submission on behalf of our patients.
In addition to our comprehensive DVA support, we also provide the following bulk-billed services related to veterans health care in Newcastle:
- Initial liability assessments and claims
- Permanent Impairment Assessments
- Diagnostic Assessments
- GP Management Plans
- Team Care Arrangements
- Mental Health Care Plans and more.
Through our trusted network of professionals, we have developed a world-class approach to care. This incredible network includes psychiatrists, psychologists, physiotherapists, exercise physiologists and other specialists. Through an ongoing collaborative approach, this team of professionals can create tailored plans for veterans health care in Newcastle not seen anywhere else.
This turn-key approach to veteran health care is unique. Ensuring that securing support for injury management, pain management, chronic illness management, mental health services support and management and musculoskeletal injuries is easier than ever.
At VHC we also recognise and highly value the benefits of social support in relation to recovery. To ensure this need is met, we facilitate opportunities for our veterans to make new connections and friendships, reestablish their identity outside of the ADF and engage in “compassionate bridging”. These are all things that our favoured support services such as Mates4Mates can assist with.