Do I need a referral from my doctor?
No, most of the time you do not need a doctor's referral to see a podiatrist.
However, if you are eligible to be covered by any of the following, then you will need to obtain a doctor's referral before your appointment:
- Department of Veteran Affair's
- Chronic Disease Management Scheme through Medicare (previously name Enhanced Primary Care - EPC)
Can I claim on my private health?
Yes, if you have podiatry cover as part of your extra's health insurance. You will have to check with your health fund to determine what is actually covered by your policy. We can help you with item codes to make this process easier for you.
We have HICAPS which allows us to claim directly with the majority of health funds, so you will only have to pay the gap.
Can I claim a rebate from Medicare?
For people referred to the clinic by their doctor under the Chronic Disease Management Scheme (previously named Enhanced Primary Care Program - EPC), you can claim a rebate from Medicare for your appointment.
If you have an EFTPOS card, we can help you with claiming the Medicare rebate at the time of your appointment.
What do I need to bring to my appointment?
It's typically recommended to bring the following to your initial appointment:
- A couple of pairs of your shoes
- X-rays and reports (if applicable)
- Orthotics (if you have them)
- Comfortable clothing that you can easily move around in.