No most patients, who come to the clinic as a private patient or who claim through their private health cover, do not require a referral.
Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card holders or Workers Compensation clients will need to present with a referral.
In some cases, yes! This cover is for those patients with long term chronic conditions, such as diabetes, long term arthritis or vascular disease etc.
You will need to contact your GP to have an Enhanced Primary Care Plan first put into place before you make an appointment.
Please feel free to contact us for enquiries, however please be aware this scheme has limited availability.
Yes, all major Australian health funds cover podiatry. It is important you check your level of cover with your fund. At each of our various locations you will be able to claim with your health fund on the spot through HICAPS.
No! Many people particularly with large corns and callous or even an ingrown toenail, are often surprised they feel little or no pain. Our podiatrists are registered and carry the necessary qualification should you ever require a local anaesthetic.
Orthoses are devices put inside your footwear to provide your foot with the most efficient and correct way for your foot to function. In the past orthoses have been known as arch supports, insole or inserts. Although these all may share some of the characteristics with orthoses, things have progressed a great deal.