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Veterans Affairs patients

Hospital care for veterans and war widows/widowers is provided through the Repatriation Private Patient Scheme (RPPS). This allows you to be admitted directly to a public hospital.

If you are a Veterans Affairs patient, you are one of those for whom the Department of Veterans' Affairs has agreed to accept responsibility for hospital charges for the condition for which you are being admitted.

When you are admitted to Ballarat Health Services, you can choose to be admitted as a Veterans Affairs patient. There are no fees associated with your stay as a Veterans Affairs patient.