The National ADF Family Health Program provides for free basic healthcare to dependants of ADF members.
Dependants of permanent ADF members and dependants of Reservists on continuous full time Service are eligible to register for the Program which has been implemented to cover some of the gap expenses of family visits to a general practitioner or allied health professional.
For families who already have private health insurance, the Program benefits can be used in addition to your private health insurance benefits. $400 per family member per financial year will be available to use towards allied health services such as optometry, dental and physio. This can also be transferred between family members.
The services accessed are considered a fringe benefit. All services must be listed under a Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Item Number to be eligible for a refund. To register for the Program the ADF member must complete WebForm AD858-1 ADF Family Health which can be found at: www.defence.gov.au/health/Dependant_Healthcare/i-healthcare.htm