Free mental health care for eligible veterans

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10 October 2022

Today is World Mental Health Day, a day aimed at raising awareness of mental health issues faced every day for some people around the world, and promoting the support available to those experiencing mental health challenges.

Did you know that free mental health treatment is available for all former full time members of the Australian Defence Force through our Non-Liability Health Care (NLHC) program? Some reservists may also be eligible.

NLHC provides access to free mental health care, without the need to prove that your condition is related to military service and there is no need to submit a claim for compensation. Early intervention is important with mental health and can lead to better health outcomes. NLHC is designed to assist veterans to access treatment as early as possible. Speak to your GP who may refer you to a mental health practitioner, such as a psychologist or psychiatrist.

To check if your White Card covers mental health treatment, or to apply for a White Card if you don’t already have one, you can log into  MyService or call DVA on 1800 VETERAN (1800 838 372). More information on NLHC is available here  Free mental health care for veterans | Department of Veterans’ Affairs (


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