Discharge Planning OT for Veterans

Enhance OT accepts DVA Health Cards (Gold and White) as payment on receiving a suitable referral. 

 

Rehabilitation Appliances Program (RAP)

 

Allied health is supplied under the DVA Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Appliance Program to eligible card holders.

More information on DVA’s Rehabilitation Appliance Program services can be found at the website link below.

Rehabilitation Appliances Program (RAP)


Who can refer?

 

Doctors, Specialists and clinical discharge team (OT, Physio, Nurses) can refer Gold or White Card holders to the RAP program for the purpose of home safety and rehabilitation in the home.

 

Link to DVA Discharge Planning Resource Guide

 

 

Inpatients

When card holder is an inpatient, allied health is included in bed rate. OT service is supplied by hospital. 

 

Planning for Discharge

When card holder is discharged from hospital, the Rehabilitation Appliance Program supplies OT service. Hospital or GP will need to provide written referral for card holder to claim their OT services.

See link to DVA D904 form.

 

Referrals

 

Gold or white card holders will need a referral from the clinical staff involved in discharge, the General Practioner, LMO or Specialist.

The referral should be on letter head and cite the condition to be treated.

Alternatively, LMO can complete and sign the standard form.

See link to DVA D904 form

 

Useful Links and Resources

The Department of Veterans Affairs supply a detailed Discharge Planning guide on their website. 

 

DVA Discharge Planning Resource Guide:

https://www.dva.gov.au/sites/default/files/discharge_planning_resource_guide.pdf

 

DVA Referral Request Form:

 https://www.dva.gov.au/dvaforms/Documents/D0904.pdf