CA Clinics Veterans Program

CA Clinics is pleased to announce the launch of our Veterans Program, aimed at covering medicinal cannabis costs for qualified veterans suffering from conditions such as PTSD, Chronic pain and other conditions where medicinal cannabis may be of benefit.

Specialist DVA Referral Form

How does the DVA program work?

Veterans can apply for the program through a $25 screening consult with CA Clinics. Our team will explain the requirements for the program and assess your case to see if you may be a suitable candidate, before you see one of our doctors. Screening appointments take less than 15 minutes and can be completed via video (telehealth) from the comfort of your own home. For eligible patients prescribed medicinal cannabis by our doctors, CA Clinics will seek approval to use medicinal cannabis as well as funding to cover product costs. We are currently working on expanding the program to cover doctors consultation costs as well, which are currently paid out of pocket by the patient.

Veteran Screening Consult

What is PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a treatable anxiety disorder affecting around one million Australians each year, including many veterans of our armed forces. It happens when fear, anxiety and memories of a traumatic events don't go away. The feelings last for a long time and interfere with how people cope with everyday life.
Symptoms of PTSD can vary greatly, from subtle changes in day-to-day life, withdrawal and numbness, to distressing flashbacks or physical anxiety. The main symptoms of PTSD are:
  • Re-experiencing the trauma through memories, nightmares or flashbacks
  • Deliberately avoiding reminders of the trauma
  • Negative thoughts and mood
  • Being very alert and having a physical response to sudden changes that could be a sign of danger

PTSD can be a chronic, disabling condition. It can have a severe impact on individuals and their families. It can also lead to other conditions such as depression or substance abuse. However, with the right support and treatment, recovery is possible.
Veterans treated with medicinal cannabis at CA Clinics can have their treatment data analyzed as part of the Applied Cannabis Research / PTSD Study.

Introducing Doctor Sharron

Hi, I am Dr Sharron, one of the doctors at CA Clinics. Many of you have spoken to me in our clinic or over our video consultation service. I have worked for more than 20 years General Practice and have completed additional training in Mental Health, shared ante-natal care and medicinal cannabis prescribing. I will be focusing my time on seeing our veterans suffering from PTSD, Chronic pain and other conditions, through the CA Clinics Veterans program.

Supporting our veterans

CA Clinics is a proud supporter of Soldier On, an organization that works side by side with those who serve and protect Australia, and their families, helping them to secure their future.
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