Treating WA veterans and their families during the Coronavirus pandemic

Information for health providers on treating veterans during the five-day lockdown in specific regions of Western Australia.

An elderly woman who is sitting down with a female carer.

The Western Australian (WA) Government announced that effective from 6pm Sunday, 31 January 2021 until 6pm Friday, 5 February 2021, the Perth metropolitan area and the Peel and South West regions will enter a 5-day lockdown, based on health advice.

During this time health providers in affected regions in WA are encouraged to visit the DVA website for information on treating veterans during COVID-19 — including:

  • support services available to veterans during the pandemic, such as:
    • mental health
    • access to prescriptions and pharmaceuticals
    • shopping assistance
  • how to claim for telehealth consultations
  • the Veterans’ Access Payment for General Practitioners.

General COVID-19 information for health professionals in WA can be found on the WA Government’s Department of Health website.