Veterans Health Centre

Dr Thomas Perkins, in partnership with SmartClinics, has established an independent and private Veterans Health Centre –  specialising in providing ongoing rehabilitation and health care for those who have just left the Australian Defence Force.

We specialise in:

  • Military and DVA administration
  • Comcare and DVA Impairment Assessments
  • DVA Co-ordinated Veterans Care
  • Clinical management of complex cases

Dr Perkins is an ex -ADF MO and Senior Clinician, with 20 years Military experience, who understands the nuances and complexity of ADF Veteran Healthcare, and speaks your language. 

  • Senior Clinician – Contracted Health Professional  with HCA and BUPA at RAAF Amberley and Enoggera Army Hospital, 2013-2020.
  • Former DVA Contracted Medical Advisor, 2013-2014
  • 16 year experience in the Australian Defence Force, 1996 – 2017

Veteran Health Checks

We support health checks for veterans to help them stay well after they move into civilian life. 

We offer the:

  • One-off Veteran Health Check for a veteran to have once, any time after they leave the Australian Defence Force (ADF)
  • Annual Veteran Health Check for a veteran to have each year for up to 5 years after they leave the ADF

What You Need to Know 

Your appointment will be conducted over 2-3 sessions, depending on the copmlexity of your case. 


JEHDI Record

Bring your JEHDI record on CD in your consult, otherwise upload the details to and share this with


A list of your medicines

An accurate summary of your medicines, accurate at the time of the consult, will help in organising the clinical care of your case. 


Discharge Documentation

A list of your discharge documentation – PM552 and all related documentation will be helpful if brought to the consult.


Current Specialists

Details of the contacts of your current Specialists will help set up your first consult and enable ongoing referrals. 

Dr Thomas Perkins 

Based in West End, Brisbane.
General Practice and Occupational Medicine.

Ph: (07) 3844 4111

Ph: (07) 3844 9111

Smart Clinics West End. The Markets, 79 Boundary Street West End 4101

What’s in an ADF Post-Discharge Health Assessment?

ADF Post-Discharge Health Assessment

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) Post-discharge GP Health Assessment was developed by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) as part of the Veteran mental health strategy: A ten year framework 2013–2023 initiative.

The health assessment was designed to assist former ADF personnel to access primary healthcare after their discharge.

It consists of the following components:

ADF service history

A brief ADF service history

  • Type of military service
  • Years of service
  • Field of work
  • Number of times deployed
  • Reason for discharge
Social history

Social history

  • Relationships
  • Number of children
  • Current occupation
Physical Examination

Basic physical examination

  • Blood pressure
  • Waist circumference
  • Body mass index (BMI)
Current medical conditions

We do a complet eoverview of your current medical conditions, their current status, the interrelationships between the, all, make plans for ongoing management, and do appropriate referrals and care plans. 

Post-military physical and mental health

Post-military physical and mental health

  • Hearing
  • Pain
  • Sleep
  • Psychological distress
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Level of physical activity
  • Sexual health
  • Anger
  • Risk of harm to self or others
Behavioural risk factors

Behavioural risk factors

  • Alcohol
  • Substance use
  • Smoking