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Veterans’ Health contacts

Statewide Veterans’ Health Advocate

The veterans’ health advocate helps Veterans to navigate the public health system and supports all Veterans in South Australia by:

Providing a single point of contact for Veterans in South Australia;

  • Assisting in discharge planning for Veterans;
  • Assisting in navigating the public health system and accessing appropriate services where eligible;
  • Seeking Veteran input and engagement in SA Health strategy and policy development and service planning; and
  • Partnering with Ex-Service Organisations and the Veteran community to provide links to these services for Veterans.

Location: The Jamie Larcombe Centre, Glenside, South Australia

Telephone: 1300 043 175

Hours: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday

The Minister for Health’s Veterans’ Health Advisory Council

The Veterans’ Health Advisory Council (VHAC) advises the Minister for Health on health issues of Veterans, war widows and their families in South Australia and advocates on their behalf.

If you would like to refer an issue to VHAC for possible consideration please write to:

The Executive Officer
Veterans’ Health Advisory Council
PO BOX 1749
Littlehampton SA 5250
Telephone: 0419 819 859

National Veteran Health Contacts

The contacts listed below are funded and provided by the Australian Government.

Department of Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs delivers government programs for war veterans, members of the Australian Defence Force, members of the Australian Federal Police and their dependants.

The Department of Veterans Affairs can be contacted from anywhere in Australia on 133 254, or, for those in country areas on free call 1800 555 254.

Website: www.dva.gov.au

Location in SA: Blackburn House, 199 Grenfell St Adelaide SA 5000

Telephone: 133 254 or free call from country areas only 1800 555 254

Hours: 8.30 am - 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday

Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS)

VVCS provides free and confidential, nation-wide counselling and support for war and service-related mental health conditions, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance and anger. Support is also available for relationship and family matters that can arise due to the unique nature of the military lifestyle. VVCS counsellors have an understanding of military culture and can work with clients to find effective solutions for improved mental health and wellbeing. VVCS provides the following services:

  • individual, couple and family counselling and support for those with more complex needs
  • services to enhance family functioning and parenting
  •  after-hours crisis telephone counselling through Veterans Line
  • group programs to develop skills and enhance support
  • information, education and self-help resources
  • referrals to other services or specialist treatment programs.

For help, to learn more, or to check eligibility for VVCS services:

Website: www.vvcs.gov.au

Telephone: 1800 011 046


 


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