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Leaving Defence Force Personnel to Receive Free Health Checks

From the 1st of July 2019, all Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel leaving full-time service can gain access to a fully funded comprehensive health check from a GP every year for the first five years.

Facts and figures:

The Australian Government provides more than $230 million a year towards veteran mental health.

This is part of more than $11 billion for veterans and their families in this year’s budget.

Ask the Minister:

Greg Hunt Federal Minister for Health

“These health checks are specifically designed for veterans and allows them to keep on top of their health after they leave the ADF.”

“The Veteran Health Check allows a veteran and their GP to act on any issues before they become major problems and for the GP to assess their patient’s current physical and mental wellbeing.”

The details:

Australian Defence Force members who transitioned before 30 June 2019, will continue to be able to gain access to the comprehensive One-off Veteran Health Check (formerly known as the one-off ADF Post-Discharge GP Health Assessment) at any time post-transition.

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