￼GlassesSA helps South Australians obtain low cost glasses, or for those with serious eye conditions, low cost contact lenses.
Applicants must live permanently in South Australia and receive one of the following payments:
- Carer Payment
- Aged Pension
- Disability Support Pension
- Newstart Allowance
- Parenting Payment (single or partnered)
- OR receive a maximum rate pension from the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA)
- OR be under the age of 18 years and are the dependant of a person receiving an eligible payment.
People NOT eligible for glasses
- Centrelink Carer Allowance
- DVA pensioners who are eligible for the DVA optical scheme
- DVA Gold Card holders.
Participating Optometrists are available across Adelaide as well as regional areas such as: Port Lincoln, Victor Harbor, Whyalla Norrie, Murray Bridge, Mount Gambier, Mount Barker, Kadina, Goolwa, Gawler and Berri. Other rural areas can get access through mobile optometrist.
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.
An income support payment if you can't work or study for a while because of illness, injury or disability.
- At least 22 but under the the age pension age.
- In a job or getting ABSTUDY or AUSTUDY as a full time student.
- Under the income and assets test limits
If you are experiencing severe hardship and have little or no entitlement to a payment.
Asset Hardship provisions may apply.
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.