￼GlassesSA is a new scheme that helps South Australians obtain low cost glasses, or for those with serious eye conditions, low cost contact lenses. GlassesSA replaces the South Australian Spectacles Scheme.
The eligibility criteria has changed from previous schemes so you will need to make sure that you qualify and apply under the new conditions. See the website for complete eligibility criteria and exclusions.
You can find a list of participating optometrists at www.sa.gov.au/concessions/GlassesSA, or call the GlassesSA Hotline on 1300 762 577 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
Helps with the additional costs of running essential medical equipment. To be eligible you must have a Commonwealth concession card or a Department of Veterans' Affairs card and provide proof that the specified equipment, or heating or cooling is medically required.
A payment for people aged 22 years or older, but under Age Pension age, who temporarily cannot work or study because of an injury or illness.
You need to meet the eligibility requirements which include income and asset testing.
If you are experiencing severe hardship and have little or no entitlement to a payment, Asset Hardship provisions may apply. See the related we site for more detailed information.
Aims to better support people with severe and persistent mental illness with complex needs and their carers and families. Support Facilitators work with clients to identify how services could be better coordinated, and strengthened between their services.
For contact details see link below
A rebate from the Australian Government, which is income tested, to help cover the cost of private health premiums.
The income thresholds are indexed regularly and can be claimed through a reduced premium or through your tax return with the Australian Tax Office.
The rebate applies to Hospital, general treatment and ambulance policies. It does not apply to overseas visitors cover.
Gives eligible people discounts on prescription medicines and other health-care costs. This card can also give you access to concessions provided by state and local governments.
For further information see link below.
A free 24-hour telephone health information and advice service. When you call healthdirect you speak directly with a Registered Nurse about your health issue or concern.
(charges apply to calls from mobile phones)
Allied Health Services for older people, 65+ or on the age pension. Also provides services for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders aged over 50.
The services include: Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Strength, Falls & Balance Groups, Hydrotherapy and Remedial Massage Therapy.
Located in Modbury, please direct all bookings to the links below.
Provides funding support for travel and accommodation for people who have to travel long distances (over 100 kilometres each way) to access specialist health services. If you require an escort to travel with you, they may also be eligible for reimbursement of some of their costs.
If you meet the eligibility requirements, assistance is available to travel on the most economical form of transport appropriate to your medical condition as recommended by your local doctor.