IS PODIATRY BULK BILLED THROUGH MEDICARE?
If eligible, yes!
Eligibility is dependant upon a patient having a chronic health condition, such as diabetes, arthritis heart disease, chronic eye trouble etc. It is essential to contact your GP to have an Enhanced Primary
Care Plan organised first, before you make an appointment to allow bulk billing to take place. Your GP can allocate to you a maximum of 5 visits over the calendar year.
WHEN IS A REFERRAL REQUIRED?
DVA Gold Card holders or TAC/ Workers Compensation clients and Bulk Billed patients through Medicaree will need to present with a valid referral so as to be Bulk Billed.
DOES INSURANCE COVER PODIATRY?
Often you will have some cover. It is important you check your level of cover. We provide HICAPS on the spot claiming for participating health funds.
HOW PAINFUL IS TREATMENT?
Often people are pleasantly surprised at how little it hurts to have an ingrown toenail treated or a corn and callus removed.
WHATS THE DEAL WITH ORTHOTICS?
Orthotics are devices worn inside your shoes. They are designed to optimise your walking/running gait. They are often used to treat biomechanical imbalances that can cause a range of problems
from knee pain, to plantar fasciitis. They are also sometimes called arch supports, insoles, inserts and orthoses.